Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

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. Continue Reading →

Das Marienleben | Paul Hindemith

‘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.

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