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Opera Explained: Debussy - Pelleas Et Melisande (Smillie)

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Opera Explained: Debussy - Pelleas Et Melisande (Smillie)
ISBN: 9781843793298
Download Size: 66 Mb
Running Time: 01:18:43
Release Date: April 2005
Originally recorded in 2005
Thomson Smillie
Claude Debussy
David Timson
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Debussy - Pelleas Et Melisande (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
Dating from the last decade of the nineteenth century, Pelléas et Mélisande points the way into the twentieth century. The score is hauntingly beautiful, but there is more to the work than shifting panels of elusive, impressionistic sound. Debussy retains the text of Maeterlinck's play, and the linguistic subtleties of the French text are matched perfectly by the musical detail. Taking a little time to explore the romantic, elusive world of this opera is particularly rewarding.

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