Magazine article Gramophone

Debussy * Faure * Ravel: Debussy Fantaisie Faure Ballade, Op 19

Magazine article Gramophone

Debussy * Faure * Ravel: Debussy Fantaisie Faure Ballade, Op 19

Article excerpt

Debussy * Faure * Ravel

Debussy Fantaisie Faure Ballade, Op 19

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Valerie Tryon pf

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Jac van Steen

Somm Celeste (F) SOMMCD0258 (63' * DDD)

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

For her third Somm recording, Valerie Tryon turns to France, doubtless recalling her early studies in Paris with Jacques Fevrier. And if the times are past when she tossed aside the difficulties of such daunting fare as Balakirev's Islamey and Liszt's Feux fillets with nonchalant ease, she retains much of her impeccable musicianship, her grace and fluency.

Debussy, who could take a peevish view of his own as well as other people's music, was dismissive concerning his Fantaisie, yet its intricate and scintillating interplay between piano and orchestra, with an intriguing hint of 'Fetes' from the orchestral Nocturnes, makes for a special sense of pastoral enchantment. And here Tryon is as warmly sympathetic as she is delightfully frisky in the final Allegro molto's opening. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.