Claude Debussy was profoundly permeated by his French roots. However, his Ballad demonstrates that Russian influences from Tchaikovsky also played an important role in his compositions. In works such as the Danse bohémienne and the Arabesques, the fusion of both French and Russian inspiration comes together for a unique aural experience.
"...Tebenikhin brings all the necessary elements to these works: imagination, rhythmic drive, tenderness, and an unfailing sense of legato line..."
James Harrington - American Record Guide 2012