Something More Fluid
MIKE WHEELER listens to
Stephen Johnson 'discovering music', and to
the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena
Stephen Johnson's latest Discovering Music presentation featured two key works by Debussy, Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune and Images (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 14 January 2015).
He began by quoting Pierre Boulez's assertion that modern music began with the Prélude. Unusually, for such a ground-breaking work, there was no first-night riot, as there was with, say, The Rite of Spring. Instead, the audience was spellbound, and the performance had to be repeated...
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