Paul Driver
The Sunday Times
October 2017

This sequence of some of Debussy’s best-known (though it is all well loved) piano writing makes perfect gramophone music, acoustically ideal for a small room: both books of Images, the Estampes, the Children’s Corner suite and, to begin, a notional triptych formed by the freestanding Masques, the relatively unfamiliar but enchanting D’un cahier d’esquisses and the fabulous L’Isle joyeuse. Osborne is immaculate, as passionate as precise, equally irresistible in Debussy’s filigree, his bravura or his spacious monumentality.