2018-08-18 21:17:51 UTC
They were in the first printed edition of the score but omitted by Debussy in in the reprint for reasons which are not apparently very clear. Cowan writes that their excision "is a great shame, as they suggest a desperate alarm amid the storm."
For easy reference, try Munch and his Bostonians on this You Tube upload from his 1957 recording at about 21 minutes in ...
This upload is of just the finale with Stokowski and the London Symphony where the fanfares come in at about 7 minutes in ...
In this 'live' Boulez/NYPO DVD, he leaves them out, at about 22 minutes in ...
There's little doubt that once you've heard them, you miss them when they're omitted. So whose versions do you have in your collection and which of them have those striking fanfares near the end of the finale and which do not?