Sir Mark Elder & Hallé Orchestra - Colin Matthews: The Debussy Preludes (2CD) (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 123.35 Mb (CD1) + 163.11 (CD2) | 96:16 | Covers + pdf booklet
Orchestral | Label: Halle Concerts Society (HLD 7527)
Musical literalists may not be pleased with Colin Matthews' free orchestral arrangements of the 24 movements of Debussy's two books of Préludes pour le piano; this is certainly not the equivalent of Ravel's faithful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Fans of impressionist orchestral music and some fans of the piano originals, though, may well experience a thrill, as if a lost Debussy orchestral piece had been rediscovered.