Domingo Hindoyan is Vasily Petrenko’s successor at the Liverpool Phil and is already building a catalogue of recordings with Onyx. This one, following my own ordering rather than the label’s, includes Dukas’s bracing ‘Fanfare’ (ripe brass) to La Péri, with the rest of this severely self-critical composer’s poème dansé being seductive, slinky, attractively flexible, with plenty of meaningful incident, and not short of drama. It’s a potent and compelling mix that also informs the Second Suite from Roussel’s Bacchus et Ariane, atmospheric and bacchanalian, uninhibited in the thrilling final section. Hindoyan has the ability to wax and wane the music he conducts without losing direction, and this also includes the two Debussy pieces – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Jeux – the former passionately blossoming and subtly expressive, with the latter suitably enigmatic yet deeply felt, storytelling involving human hearts while retaining the music’s elusive if seminal (said Boulez) qualities. If there is a detraction it’s the recorded sound which, while vivid and dynamic, can be too brightly lit, although the music-making on ONYX 4224 is rather special, gripping enough to make any sonic observation a mere digression. The RLP has made a great choice of Hindoyan as its new baton, their future recordings keenly anticipated.