Reflections on the Water
This week Dr. Tobin discusses Impressionism and first person accounts of Debussy to illuminate the first piece from Images I.
This week Dr. Tobin discusses Claude Debussy’s Book I Prelude Engulfed or “Sunken Cathedral”. It is based on the legend of the sunken town of Y off the Breton French Coast. Dr. Tobin discusses how Debussy paints the image of a sunken cathedral that rises from the depths of the sea. After the discussion, he…
Carbon and Parfum: Baudelaire through Debussy
This week Dr. Tobin makes a connection between two very special pieces, the prelude from book one, «Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir» (“The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air”) 1909, and Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (Evenings Lit by the Burning Coals). 1918. Debussy was inspired…