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Proms 2012 Proms Chamber Music 7: Debussy & Schoenberg

Proms Chamber Music 7: Debussy & Schoenberg
13:00 Mon 27 Aug 2012 Cadogan Hall
Christine Schäfer is the half-speaking half-singing soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire; plus a Debussy chamber sonata.
Christine Schäfer is the half-speaking half-singing soloist in Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire; plus a Debussy chamber sonata.

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First a Debussy masterpiece of timeless grace, composed as the Great War raged about his ears. Another of his late sonatas was originally entitled ‘Pierrot fâché avec la lune’ (Pierrot angry with the moon) but Schoenberg’s eerie Expressionist melodrama got there first.

This is music through which Christine Schäfer has been exploiting her virtuosity as a singing actress in a variety of settings. ‘Every time I do this piece,’ she says, ‘I try something new.’

There will be no interval