Debussy: Orchestral works LSO Live, £9.99 ****
CLOSE your eyes, and it's tempting to imagine the fluttery trademark finger beat of Valery Gergiev as the obvious stimulation to these delicate, crystalline Debussy performances by the London Symphony Orchestra. The combination of the Impressionist groundbreaker Prlude l'aprs-midi d'un faune with the quasi-symphonic La mer and the dance-inspired Jeux is as all-embracing as it is exquisite. Gergiev fills them with all manner of silken touches, succulently realised by the LSO's many fine solo contributions. The crashing wave power of La mer is majestic, even awesome at times, but never rough. The lesser-played Jeux introduces more sinister hues, but is again driven by a delicious, multicoloured finesse.