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Debussy: a painter in sound, The Christ Church Centre

Stephen Walsh (music critic and musicologist), accompanied by Maria Levandovskaya (piano) and Sophie Pullen (soprano) 

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 pedalling – 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.  

Friday 14th June, 10:30 – 12:30
Tickets
£30
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Venue
The Christ Church Centre
46 Reading Rd
Henley on Thames
RG9 1AG