James Jolly looks forward to the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, introducing recordings of La mer, Feux d'artifice, and Images (Book Two). Plus a Bach cantata: No 199.
The coming week sees the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, and James Jolly looks forward to the event with recordings of La Mer, Feux d'Artifice, and Images (book Two). He also looks at the composer's legacy on fellow musicians, including Ravel, Delius and Stravinsky.
There are vintage recordings by harpsichordist George Malcolm, and this week's Bach Cantata No. 199 features the incomparable singing of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.