Debussy has created a new kind of musical drama with Pelléas. The text, by the Belgian Nobel prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, is incorporated word for word. The play is a high point in symbolism and explores psychology, humankind’s deepest nature and feelings. Read More »Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy
‘The greatest song cycle ever written’ that’s how Glenn Gould described Hindemith’s Das Marienleben. Hindemith began his musical career as something of a troublemaker, but later he followed different paths. Das Marienleben, to poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, is a striking example of that.