Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. [Machine Translation] [Classical Department Store - French Chronicle] 1st release. 100 titles of masterpieces of French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the present day! From orchestral to chamber music, instrumental music, and opera, this collection covers the essential works in the history of French music! The 100 titles include highly acclaimed albums from Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, as well as masterpieces by both greats and current artists. The booklet includes a foreword by music writer Hiroyuki Yagi. The booklet also includes an easy-to-understand new album commentary. All the CDs are made from the best masters and are equipped with high-quality sound SHM-CD + green color label coating to bring out their full potential. Pelleas et Melisande is Debussy's only opera and one of the masterpieces of 20th century opera. Abbado used the unpublished score with over 200 of the composer's own corrections to bring Debussy's ideal of musical expression to a more complete form. *There is no bilingual translation of the lyrics. [Performers] Maria Ewing ( Soprano: Melisande ), Francois Le Roux ( Tenor: Pelleas ), Josee Van Damme ( Baritone: Golaud ), Jean-Philippe Curtis ( Bass: Arkel, the Shepherd ), Christa Ludwig ( Alto: Genevieve ), Patrizia Pace (Soprano: Ingold), Rudolf Mazzola (Bass: Doctor), Vienna State Opera Chorus (Chorus Master: Helmut Froschauer), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (Conductor) Recorded: January 1991, Vienna