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DEBUSSY, C.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (Markl) - Nocturnes / Clair de lune / Pelleas et Melisande-symphonie

Composer(s):Debussy, Claude
Artist(s) Leipzig MDR Radio Choir, Choir • Markl, Jun, Conductor • Lyon National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570993
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Debussy’s orchestral works are much loved for their exquisite orchestrations, poetically nuanced harmonies and almost magical evocations of time and place. He achieved his first significant success in 1900 with Nocturnes , which portrays in three movements clouds reflected in the sea, holiday festivals in the Bois de Boulogne and the fatally seductive song of the Sirens. The Pelléas et Mélisande Symphony was derived by Marius Constant from the orchestral episodes of Debussy’s famous opera, while the Trois Études are heard in a revealing orchestration of the piano originals by the contemporary Swiss composer, Michael Jarrell.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,January 2009

This second volume in Naxos’s new cycle of Debussy’s orchestral works is largely devoted his music in arrangements. Jun Markl’s concern for refinement and discreet illumination of subtle textures becomes immediately apparent in his conducting of Marius Constant’s ‘symphonie’ created from purely orchestral music in the opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. It concentrates on the translucent qualities of the score and the shimmering textures that I particularly love. You would have to look elsewhere if your view of Nocturnes is painted in primary colours, Merkl’s approach being cool and elegant, the procession passing by in the second section, Fêtes, so

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