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Debussy: Orchestral Works Vol 7 / Thibaudet, Meyer, Markl, Lyon NO

Debussy / Thibaudet / Ceysson / Doisy / Markl
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572675  
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Yves ThibaudetPaul MeyerAlexandre DoisyEmmanuel Ceysson
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Putting all of Debussy's works for soloist and orchestra together on a single disc is smart programming, even if it makes for somewhat short playing time (just over 50 minutes). Whatever reservations I have expressed about Jun Märkl's Debussy recordings, he's perfectly comfortable as an accompanist, and Naxos has lined up an impressive roster of soloists, most notably Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the Fantasie. His performance is lovely: ripely romantic, rhythmically vital, and a joy from beginning to end.

In the works for wind solo, both Paul Meyer (clarinet) and saxophonist Alexandre Doisy play the music about as well as anyone. Märkl shows himself a particularly sensitive partner here, as he does also in the two dances
Read more with harp. Although a simple piece, at least theoretically, many performances seem to have trouble finding the right tempos for the work's two movements. Here it all goes swimmingly, and despite the potential balance issues between the various soloists and the larger ensemble, Naxos' engineering is consistently fine. A very enjoyable release.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889-1890; France 
2. Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
3. Rhapsodie for Saxophone and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alexandre Doisy (Saxophone)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1908; France 
4. Danse sacrée et danse profane by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Emmanuel Ceysson (Harp)
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 

Sound Samples

Fantaisie: I. Andante ma non troppo
Fantaisie: II. Lento e molto espressivo - Allegro molto
Premiere rapsodie (version for clarinet and orchestra)
Rapsodie (orch. R. Roger-Ducasse)
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane": No. 1. Danse sacree
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane": No. 2. Danse profante

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