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Debussy Festival at St Cecilia's

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St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh

50 Niddry Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1LG

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The Debussy Festival at St Cecilia's presents 8 concerts celebrating the music of the French composer, Claude Debussy. These concerts feature the complete cycle of the solo piano music, the songs, and the chamber music, and take place on the 1st and 2nd December; with the first concert at 10:30am on the 1st and the festival closing recital at 7:00pm on the 2nd.

Festival Programme

1st December
Concert 1, 10:30am - the solo piano music
Hommage à Haydn (1909); Danse bohémienne (1880); Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (1917); Estampes (1903); Préludes book 1 (1910)
Concert 2, 13:10 - the songs
Cinq poemes de Baudelaire (1889): Le Balcon; Harmonie du Soir; Le Jet d'eau; Recueillement; La Mort des Amants; Trois melodies de Verlaine (1891); Trois chansons de Bilitis (1898): La flute de Pan; La Chevelure; Le tombeau des naiades; Trois chansons de France (1904): Rondel I; La Grotte; Rondel ii; Fetes Galantes II (1904): Les ingenus; Le Faune; Colloque sentimental; Mandoline (1882)
Concert 3, 15:30 - the solo piano music
Images oubliées (1894); Nocturne (1892); Suite bergamasque (1890); Pièce pour piano (1904); Le petit nègre (1909); Childrens Corner (1908); Tarantelle styrienne (1890
Concert 4, 19:00 - the solo piano music
Deux Arabesques (1890); Valse romantique (1890); Bérceuse héroïque (1914); Douze Etudes (1915)

2nd December
Concert 5, 10:30am - the solo piano music
Rêverie (1890); Mazurka (1890); Masques (1904); Pour l’Oeuvre du “Vêtement du Blessé” (1915); Elégie (1915); Images 1 (1905); Ballade (1890); Images 2 (1908); L’Isle joyeuse (1904)
Concert 6, 13:10 - the chamber music
Violin Sonata (1917); Cello Sonata (1915); Piano Trio (1880)
Concert 7, 15:30 - the songs
Ariettes Oubliees (1887): C'est l'extase; Il pleure dans mon Coeur; L'ombre des arbres; Chevaux de bois; Green; Spleen; Nuit d’Etoiles (1880); Fleur des Bles (1880); Voici que le Printemps (1884); Beau Soir (1880); Deux romances (1891): Romance; Les Cloches; Fetes Galantes I (1891): En Sourdine; Fantoches; Clair de Lune; Dans le Jardin (1891)
Concert 8, 19:00 - the solo piano music
La plus que lente (1910); Pour le piano (1901); D’un cahier d’esquisses (1904); Préludes book 2 (1913)

The complete solo piano music will be performed by James Willshire across 5 concerts. Pianist John Cameron will be joined by singers Jemma Brown, Jessica Leary, Judy Brown and Kimberley Dove for the two concerts dedicated to the songs, and pianist Philippa Harrison, violinist Gonbo Jiang and cellist Mark Bailey will perform the chamber music.

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St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh

50 Niddry Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1LG

United Kingdom

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