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Debussy: Images & Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Hallé & Sir Mark Elder

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A somewhat unusual interpretation of Debussy – more lyrical than rhythmic. Here, Sir Mark Elder presents a slightly melancholic version of Images pour orchestre, which stands out from his other well-known interpretations on disc, such as of those of Monteux (Philips), Martinon (EMI) and Tilson Thomas (Deutsche Grammaphon), in an extravaganza of rhythms and colours. The British conductor always pays close attention to the balance of textures, as evidenced by his excellent version of Sibelius’ complete symphonies (Hallé Concerts Society). Here, he conducts an orchestra that is small but still mindful of the combinations of timbres (Gigues). The Hallé Orchestra delights in the frequent harmonic friction of the music – one may even wonder whether Debussy was an elder cousin who led the way for the great English symphonists… Rondes de printemps remains one of the composer’s most advanced works, a miniature study of the later ballet Jeux – something which Sir Mark Elder’s tremendous expertise alludes to in this interpretation. It’s a shame that the recording technique for the albums by the Hallé Orchestra Concerts Society is always a little fuzzy and lacks clarity of timbre and depth as it could potentially sound rather dull to the listener rather than providing a true reflection of Elder’s live performances with this orchestra – which he has been doing since 1999! Nevertheless, this is a perfect and sublimely lascivious interpretation of Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, with two arrangements for piano, one of which is from Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, and one of which is from Book II of Images for piano, an undisputed masterpiece of the French master. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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Images: I. Gigues
00:08:19

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Images: IIa. Ibéria - Par les rues et par les chemins
00:07:33

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Images: IIb. Ibéria - Les parfums de la nuit
00:08:43

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Images: IIc. Ibéria - Le matin d'un jour de fête
00:04:44

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Images: III. Rondes de printemps
00:08:15

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut (Orch. Colin Matthews)
00:06:20

Claude Debussy, Composer - Colin Matthews, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Faber Music, MusicPublisher - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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La plus que lente
00:06:03

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune
00:10:40

Claude Debussy, Composer - Hallé, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Mark Elder, Conductor, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society (P) 2020 Hallé Concerts Society

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A somewhat unusual interpretation of Debussy – more lyrical than rhythmic. Here, Sir Mark Elder presents a slightly melancholic version of Images pour orchestre, which stands out from his other well-known interpretations on disc, such as of those of Monteux (Philips), Martinon (EMI) and Tilson Thomas (Deutsche Grammaphon), in an extravaganza of rhythms and colours. The British conductor always pays close attention to the balance of textures, as evidenced by his excellent version of Sibelius’ complete symphonies (Hallé Concerts Society). Here, he conducts an orchestra that is small but still mindful of the combinations of timbres (Gigues). The Hallé Orchestra delights in the frequent harmonic friction of the music – one may even wonder whether Debussy was an elder cousin who led the way for the great English symphonists… Rondes de printemps remains one of the composer’s most advanced works, a miniature study of the later ballet Jeux – something which Sir Mark Elder’s tremendous expertise alludes to in this interpretation. It’s a shame that the recording technique for the albums by the Hallé Orchestra Concerts Society is always a little fuzzy and lacks clarity of timbre and depth as it could potentially sound rather dull to the listener rather than providing a true reflection of Elder’s live performances with this orchestra – which he has been doing since 1999! Nevertheless, this is a perfect and sublimely lascivious interpretation of Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, with two arrangements for piano, one of which is from Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, and one of which is from Book II of Images for piano, an undisputed masterpiece of the French master. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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