Andrew Clark reviews the recording “Stéphane Denève conducts Debussy” for The Financial Times:

Denève left Debussy to the end of his hugely successful seven-year tenure as music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (…)

The point he makes about La MerJeuxImagesNocturnes and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune is that this is not musical impressionism,  (…)  but a language in which every voice and timbre must be heard. (…)

Denève still summons a sensuous bloom in the Prélude, and thanks to his influence, the RSNO proves better than the French at their own game: these are among the most seductive Debussy performances I have heard in years.

Read the whole article and watch the video on the Financial Times here

Andrew Clark Financial Times

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