Composers: Debussy
Compositions: Nocturnes
Performers:Singapore SO/Lan Shui
Catalogue Number:BIS BIS2232

This final instalment of Lan Shui’s is a fitting culmination to a highly successful BIS series, which demonstrates that you don’t have to be French to be idiomatically “Gallic”. I puzzled over the term HIP (Historically Informed Performance practice) in one review, which decreed that Lan Shui’s Debussy wasn’t… hmm. This CD was a voyage of rediscovery as I’d forgotten how playful and cryptic the Berceuse Heroïque(even the title is contradictory and it’s neither heroic nor a cradle song)...

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