If Monet's really Debussy, and Debussy's really Monet, neither gentleman is worth his salt--that's my opinion.
His brain might be full of names, he might have even heard of Monet and Debussy; the trouble was that he could not string them together into a sentence, he could not make them "tell," he could not quite forget about his stolen umbrella.
Considering it, the mind reeled under visions of the feasts of Elagabalus; and the subtle harmonies of Debussy
mingled with the musty, fragrant romance of chests in which have been kept old clothes, ruffs, hose, doublets, of a forgotten generation, and the wan odour of lilies of the valley and the savour of Cheddar cheese.
"Fanny made me swear to do three things while I was in Paris: get her the score of the last Debussy
songs, go to the Grand-Guignol and see Madame Olenska.
The musicians were the German Debussy
Trio, comprising cellist Birgit "Cella" Erichson, violinist Ulrich Beetz and pianist Vasil Laghidze.
The CEuvres completes of Claude Debussy
, planned for an eventual thirtysix volumes, are already well advanced, with notable publications of piano music, full orchestral scores, and the sketches for Debussy
's most substantial unfinished opera project, Rodrigue et Chimene.
The magical world of musical pieces by Debussy
, Satie, Ravel and other composers will take us away on Friday when Cypriot soprano Mariza Anastasiadou and the piano duo Elina Linchevskaya and Zbynek Maruska will share the Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre stage in Paphos.
IWAN at Ucheldre: The Magical World of Claude Debussy
Ancestral Adventures on Saturday, April 7 at 7.30pm at the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead.
On a different subject, now that I know Poe's influence on Debussy
, I will likely follow Kautsky's advice and view his music with more darkness than pastel.
The whole CBSO family (and many friends) played a part in making this jam-packed festival spread over the two weekends surrounding the centenary of Debussy
's death a dazzling success.
029 2087 8444 HOT MUSIC City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra The programme for the concert is: Faure: Dolly Suite, Debussy
: La Damoiselle Elue and Berlioz: Symphonie Fantasique.