Friday 14th June Debussy: a painter in sound

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Friday 14th June Debussy: a painter in sound

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Friday 14th June 10:30-12.30

Venue: Christchurch Centre

Tickets £30 

Led by Stephen Walsh (music critic and musicologist) with Sophie Pullen (soprano) and Maria Levandovskaya (piano).

In the centenary of Debussy’s death, Stephen Walsh’s compelling new biography “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” digs deep into Debussy’s musical advances – “the pentatonic scales, the unresolved chords, the eccentric pedaling – to show that the result was a set of “colours” that had not been heard, or seen, before in French music” (The Guardian).  During this lecture, Stephen will explore these colours in Debussy’s vocal music in the seductive Pelleas et Melisande and his intoxicating French Art Song – mélodie - highlighting the complex vocal demands that singing en français requires.