RAVEL, DEBUSSY, BIZET Orchestral Works Andrew von Oeyen (piano), PKF — Prague Philharmonia, cond Emmanuel Villaume

09.16.18
Emmanuel Villaume, Andrew von Oeyen, PKF Prague Philharmonia
The Sunday Times

This French programme from Villaume’s PKF orchestra sandwiches a rarity between two popular masterpieces: von Oeyen is the sensitive and sparkling soloist in Debussy’s early and uncharacteristic Fantaisie, for piano and orchestra. Villaume displays a magical sense of rhythm and texture in Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and, especially, in Bizet’s youthful Symphony in C, a toe-tapping joy throughout.