Perth Concert Series 2018/2019
Ravel Piano Concerto
for the left hand
Debussy Prélude a l'apres midi d'un faune
Debussy La Mer
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Joaquín Achúcarro, piano
*Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices
'I have slandered the sea'
wrote Claude Debussy. 'Today it is beautiful enough to defy all comparisons'
. Yet 100 years after his death in 1918, Debussy's La Mer
is surely the most poetic seascape ever painted for an orchestra, the work of a composer whose quiet genius turned music into an art of limitless expressive subtlety. This centenary celebration opens with Nocturnes
- Impressionist paintings, transformed into ravishing sound - and includes the Prélude
whose unprecedented sensuality scandalised Belle Époque Paris. But there's darkness as well as light: Thomas Dausgaard joins Joaquín Achúcarro in the brooding concerto that Debussy's compatriot Ravel created for a pianist who'd lost an arm in the Great War.
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