It was part of the worldwide centenary Debussy
's death that began in January in Paris with a concert for French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
It is significant that Debussy
published six songs from these texts; three of them went into the first series of Fetes galantes (1890): En sourdine, Fantoches, and Clair de Inner, but in these final versions Fantoches has some major differences from the one in the Vasnier collection, and En sourdine and Clair de lune are completely new settings.
's own salute to the past, the 'Suite Bergamasque' which contains the exquisite 'Clair de lune', will be performed alongside a selection of the Preludes, including the evocative 'La Cathedrale engloutie'.
's Legacy', the first of two superlative BCMG events, began with the ponderous flow of Pierre Boulez's Derive 1 and progressed through three enchanting works by Tristan Murail, of which the highlight had to be the gleaming power of Couleur de mer (1969), bursting with the fresh psychedelic sounds of electric organ.
As for Debussy
, I recorded his pieces last year and studied him a lot in Paris.
In an influential 1936 essay, German philosopher Theodor Adorno wrote that "In Parisian nightclubs, one can hear Debussy
and Ravel in between the rumbas and Charlestons" ("On Jazz" in Essays on Music, trans.
But Noriko Ogawa, 54, a Steinway artist who recently visited Manila for an exclusive concert and a lecture-recital open at the Santiago Hall of the BDO Corporate Center in Makati, knew that Debussy
was 'it' for her when she first saw someone performing his music on TV.
The orchestra's account of Debussy
's shimmering evocation of the afternoon of a Faun (a half-man, half-goat creature) was not entirely convincing, although the playing by the orchestra's lead flautist, Matthew Featherstone was as subtle and enchanting as it was when he played with Trio Anima at the recent Cowbridge Music Festival.
In March, award-winning pianist Sid Ramchander plays works by Brahms, Debussy
, Scriabin and Chopin.
Charles Baudelaire, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Claude Debussy
, Martyre de Saint Sebastien, Olivier Messiaen, Trionfo della morte, Richard Wagner
The arranger of these two Debussy
pieces, Steve Lewis, is a hornist and conductor based in Kansas City.
Berth occupancy was observed at the Port at 33% on Tuesday, where five ships namely C.V CMA CGM Debussy
, C.V Hatta, M.V Concordia, M.V Black Eagle and M.T Lahore were occupied PQA berths to load /offload Containers, Canola Seeds and Furnace Oil respectively during last 24 hours.