Alexandra Dariescu’s extrovert virtuosity easily finds the snap and sizzle inherent in Maurice Ravel’s chic piano concerto. Dazzling on the outside, the core of the Concerto is a slow movement of delicate grace.
A painter in sound, Claude Debussy captures the soul of the sea in the three symphonic sketches of La mer, brisk and glinting or dangerously surging. Debussy sets sail on a sea of his imagination – full of light and air.
Conductor Jun Märkl is famously attuned to the evocative sound-worlds of Debussy and Ravel.