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Reverie: The Life & Loves of Claude Debussy with Lucy Parham and Tim McInnerny

Reverie: The Life & Loves of Claude Debussy with Lucy Parham and Tim McInnerny

  • Monday 1 January 0001 - Sunday 17 March 2019

  • Music Hall

  • 7:30pm

  • £20.00

  • Music, Classical

Lucy Parham, piano
Tim McInnerny, narrator

A crucial element of Debussy’s complex intellectual and emotional world was an entangled love life that brought illicit trysts in Jersey, a brush with a revolver and even a suicide attempt.

One of the most prolific and innovative composers of the early 20th century, Claude Debussy absorbed and transformed cultural influences from countries as far apart as Scotland (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair), Japan (Poissons d’Or) and the USA (Golliwogg’s Cake Walk).

The narrative of Rêverie, which takes the form of a personal journal, follows him from his initial success with the Prix de Rome in 1885 to his untimely death in 1918. It is punctuated with solo piano works ranging from the ever-popular lyricism of Clair de Lune, Reverie and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair to such virtuosic showpieces as Jardins sous la Pluie, the Etudes and L’Isle Joyeuse

Pre-Show Dining

Make your night extra special and dine with us before the show in our beautiful new restaurant Rondo.

To book a table at Rondo Restaurant please call 01224 641122 or you can book at the time of booking your ticket.

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