Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Orchestral Works, Vol. 8 – 24 Preludes (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)
Orchestre National de Lyon • Jun Märkl
Conductor Jun Märkel, who has recorded Debussy’s complete orchestral music for Naxos, switches orchestras, from L’Orchestre National de Lyon, where he acted as music director for six years, to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, which plays very well for him. Their Debussian credentials don’t seem to be any less sound than the French orchestra’s, and of course Märkel’s experience with Debussy was undoubtedly a help in getting just the sound he wanted from the Scottish band. Naxos’s recording is crisp and colorful, matching the music.
Audiophile Audition, 21 May 2013