Discovery Concert: Debussy
Saturday 15th February 2014
The Montalban Piano Trio – Young-Pyo Lee (violin), Emmanuelle Dumas (cello), Chris George (piano) – and flautists Claire Boleat and Andrew Harvey presented a concert focussing on the life and works of Claude Debussy. A packed Vermont Hall enjoyed a range of music commencing with his Piano Trio in G, a work he wrote whilst just seventeen years of age (the picture below shows Debussy on the far right alongside his musical colleagues who performed the trio together).
The programme continued with his Petite Suite performed in a wonderful arrangement for two flutes and piano, demonstrating the various influences he had at the time of writing. The final work was his last published composition, the Violin Sonata, in which one could hear the great musical journey away from his earlier romantic style to his later more modernist style. The retiring collection raised £275 for Jersey Side By Side, and plans are underway for the next concert in he series later in the year.