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DEBUSSY, C.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 8 (Markl) - Preludes, Books 1 and 2 (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)

Composer(s):Debussy, Claude
Artist(s) Markl, Jun, Conductor • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572584
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Debussy completed his two books of Préludes in 1910 and 1913 respectively, and they contain some of his most visionary and poetic writing for piano. There are evocations of calm seascapes, delicate wind tracery, and snow-covered landscapes. Some moments are steeped in antiquity, such as La cathédrale engloutie, others in expressive portraiture, as in La fille aux cheveux de lin. There is even a cake-walk. The Préludes are performed here in the subtle and colouristic orchestrations of much-admired Slovak-born composer Peter Breiner.


Review By Lee Passarella,Audiophile Audition,May 2013

…I’m inspired to see just how Slovak conductor and composer Peter Breiner approaches the task of orchestrating these works…

Naxos’s recording is crisp and colorful, matching the music. © 2013 Audiophile Audition Read complete review

DEBUSSY, C.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 8 (Markl) - Preludes, Books 1 and 2 (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)
Review By Chang Tou Liang,pianomania,March 2013

The 24 Préludes of Debussy represent an ultimate test for the pianist in crafting a palette of colours on the keyboard, yet they positively beg to be orchestrated. These arrangements by Slovak composer Peter Breiner…are both idiomatic and evocative…the sonorities he creates come close to the spirit of Debussy’s own style.


Review By François Laurent,Diapason,



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