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Opera Explained: DEBUSSY - Pelleas et Melisande (Smillie)

Opera Explained
An Introduction to… DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande

Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
1 CD
12-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-099-8

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.


  An Introduction to... DEBUSSY Pelleas et Melisande
1.   Play with flash player Introduction to Claude Debussy 00:04:08
2.   Play with flash player The influence of Wagner and atonality 00:03:14
3.   Play with flash player Debussy's childhood and development 00:05:47
4.   Play with flash player Maurice Maeterlinck 00:04:50
5.   Play with flash player The story and opening 00:05:28
6.   Play with flash player Golaud encounters Melisande 00:05:07
7.   Play with flash player King Arkel's acceptance and the entrance of Pelleas 00:05:44
8.   Play with flash player Pelleas and Melisande together 00:04:41
9.   Play with flash player Golaud lies ill 00:05:12
10.   Play with flash player Melisande at the window and Golaud's suspicion 00:06:15
11.   Play with flash player Golaud uses Yniold 00:04:45
12.   Play with flash player Act IV: Pelleas to depart; Arkel and Melisande; Golaud's anger 00:05:51
13.   Play with flash player Yniold's scene; the love duet 00:04:46
14.   Play with flash player Pelleas: 'We have broken the ice with red hot irons' 00:06:07
15.   Play with flash player Act V 00:06:48

Total Playing Time: 01:18:43






Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: Opera Explained

Genre: Music Education

Catalogue No: 8.558172

Barcode: 636943817223

Release Date: 04/2005

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