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Claude Debussy: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Images for Orchestra
>Debussy, Claude : Pour le piano
>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacree et danse profane
>Debussy, Claude : Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
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Notes & Reviews:

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 8550253), 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 (8570759) and 2 (8570993) in this series have been highly praised.

"This is a great Images... Markl's reading [of Iberia] is vibrant, robust, and yet lean in some ways, if you can imagine such a combination. He wields a strong grip, but the effect is concentration and intensity, not rigidity, and the orchestra pours out color at every turn... The recording is close, clear, and vivid, with quick articulations and good definition and instrumental placement. Textures are just right and not too lean." - American Record Guide

"Jun Märkl persuades his orchestra to extremes of vulgarity and tenderness, which is as it should be in the extraordinary Images. They also catch the ambivalence of mood that marks these pieces...there is much here to enjoy." -BBC Music Magazine ****

"In Jun Märkl's expert hands one can immediately sense Debussy... [Märkl] magically evokes iridescent textures from which points of sound emerge like piquant sources of light on a canvas. A captivating performance enhanced by four bonus orchestrations." -Classic FM Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium de Lyon, France (01/2008).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Images for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Märkl, Jun
  • Running Time: 36 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1912

>Debussy, Claude : Pour le piano :: 2. Sarabande
  • Conductor: Märkl, Jun
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894-1901

>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Conductor: Märkl, Jun
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Debussy, Claude : Marche écossaise sur un thème populaire
  • Conductor: Märkl, Jun
  • Notes: Composition written: 1891.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1891

>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
  • Conductor: Märkl, Jun
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1910