|Anarchy And Violence||20020430|
An exploration of the turbulent atmosphere of Paris in the 1890s.
An evening celebrating Claude Debussy and his opera Pelleas et Melisande begins with the composer's famous Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / The first broadcast of a newly discovered piano piece by Debussy: Les soirs illumines par l'audeur du charbon.
Played by Roy Howat (piano).
|Anxiety And Dreams||20020430|
An exploration of attitudes towards the mysteries of the mind in Debussy's Paris.
|Gesture And Drama||20020430|
A feature on French theatre before an after Maeterlinck, author of Pelleas et Melisande on which Debussy based his opera.
|Light And Water||20020430|
An exploration of Debussy's involvement with the visual arts.
The Debussy evening continues with an exploration of the enduring fascination of the composer's opera Pelleas et Melisande.