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DEBUSSY, C.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 (Markl) - Images / Sarabande / Danse / Marche ecossaise / La plus que lente

Composer(s):Debussy, Claude
Artist(s) Markl, Jun, Conductor • Lyon National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572296
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

The music of three nations—Britain, Spain and France—inspired Debussy’s Images for orchestra, which occupied him from 1905 to 1912. Originally conceived for two pianos (Images I and II for solo piano are on 8.550253), this third set draws on several folk songs in its outer movements, the tripartite middle movement evoking in musical terms Spanish sights, sounds and fragrances. Vivid orchestrations by the composer or admired colleagues of short piano pieces likewise embrace contrasting moods and national characters. Volumes 1 (8.570759) and 2 (8.570993) in this series have been



Review By Karl Lozier ,Positive Feedback Online,May 2013

A collection of some of Debussy’s most attractive compositions are skillfully presented here. Some of the selections are often embellished though not here and Markl is letting the music flow and resisting the temptation to make them even more of a showpiece. That works outstandingly well. Nearly everything on this release is quite simply attractive and needs no hyping to attract even more attention. Obviously the conducting is spot on here and the orchestral response is simply excellent. It makes for a great evening of great music. Everything seems just right, so enjoy the entire recorded disc. Sure, it makes for an easy recommendation even for new classical listeners. © 2013 Positive Feedback Online


Review By Roger Hecht,American Record Guide,July 2010

This is Volume 3 of Debussy’s orchestral music with the Lyon orchestra and Jun Markl. It’s the first I’ve heard from that series, though I have reviewed their recording of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe. I wrote that it was clear-toned, not-soimpressionist in style, and that the Lyon orchestra sounded fine if a bit small. It is a performance that should especially appeal to people who like a modernist interpretation of the work.


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