Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nine Minutes that Changed the World - Debussy

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Dear Flute-lovers,

Nine Minutes that Changed the World a podcast on CBC online radio (may be only avail. in Canada, but give the link a try) well worth hearing:

Lots of discussion of "Where did Debussy's ideas come from?", "Is he quoting Tchaikovsky?" plus birth of Expressionism, the use of colour in the new language of Debussy's chords, and all sorts of interesting tidbits about Debussy's ideas, life and thinking.

Fabulous listening. Hope you all can hear it in other countries besides Canada!
Best, Jen