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Pelléas et Mélisande

Thomson Smillie

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.

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.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

1h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:49