Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, La mer, Jeux

A recording of a mesmerising 2010 performance at the Barbican


Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, La mer, Jeux

Valery Gergiev

(LSO Live)

When Gergiev conducted this performance of the Prélude 12 months ago at the Barbican, I described it as “a luscious mirage of pointilliste detail”.

The recording captures its mesmerising force, its atmospheric languor and exceptional beauty. La mer and Jeux are scarcely less exalted, suggesting Gergiev’s partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra still has honeymoon qualities.

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