Laura Barrett, Deception Island Optimists Club
maybe take a nap.
Song: The Ladies Who Lunch.
Artist: Original Broadway Cast & Elaine Stritch.
Album: Company(Original Broadway Cast).
Claude Debussy, “Act I, Scene 3: Il Fait Sombre dans les Jardins,” Pelléas et Mélisande, written 1893-98, premiered 1902, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck, frontispiece by Georges Rochegrosse.
"The ideal would be two associated dreams. No time, no place…Music in opera is far too predominant."
Claude Debussy, 1890.
Today is the 151st birthday of Claude Debussy, the composer who musically transcribed all of the misty Symbolist themes and images in a fashion far less barbaric than Wagner. I shall here defer to Philippe Jullian for a description of Maeterlinck and Debussy’s atmosphere: “rain-drenched gardens with a view through the trees to the sea, a dark sea gleaming with the lights of fishing-boats, hands full of roses, hair blowing in the wind, an old magician, an innocent child.”
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