This week Dr. Tobin explores a bit about the order of the Debussy Preludes in Book I and some of the themes important to Debussy.
This week Dr. Tobin explores this humorous Book II Prelude, inspired by the American Clown Ed La Vine and his performance at the Marigny Theatre on the Avenue Champs Elysees!
What inspired Claude Debussy’s Book I Prelude Voiles? The Javanese Gamelan, Degas paintings of Sailboats, veiled dancers at the Folies Bergere?
Watch and find out!
This week Dr. Tobin explores the influence of Pierre Louys in the isolated, melancholic world Debussy creates in “De pas sur la Neige” (Footsteps in the Snow.)
This week Dr. Tobin discusses possible literary inspirations for one of Debussy’s stormiest pieces!