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Claude Debussy: Orchestral Works vol.2 (Naxos Audio CD)

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Orchestre National de Lyon, Jun Märkl (conductor)
*With MDR Radio Choir, Leipzig


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.

“…this is bewitching music-making that should on no account be missed… One of the finest discs Naxos has ever released.” Classic FM Magazine on 8.570759 ORCHESTRAL DISC OF THE MONTH


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Contents and Reviews

Contents
Pelléas et Mélisande – Symphonie (arr. Marius Constant)

Suite bergamasque
Clair de lune (orch. André Caplet)

Nocturnes:
Nuages
Fêtes
Sirènes*

Berceuse héroïque

Trois Etudes (orch. Michael Jarrell) from Douze Etudes
Pour les notes répétées (No. 9)
Pour les sonorités opposées (No. 10)
Pour les accords (No. 12)
  

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