After a delightful evening to mark the death anniversary of Claude Debussy with pianist Joaquín Achúcarro,Teatru Manoel is now presenting an exciting recital to highlight some of the composer’s most evocative and iconic piano solo and chamber music. Pianist Gisèle Grima joins three outstanding musicians: Miriam Cauchi (soprano), Akos Kertesz (cello) and Nemanja Ljubinkovic (violin) to mark Debussy’s musical legacy.
Pianist Gisele Grima
Embracing nontraditional scales and tonal structures, Claude Debussy is one of the most highly regarded composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is seen as the founder of musical impressionism.
Cellist Akos Kertesz
Claude Debussy was born into a poor family in France in 1862, but his obvious gift at the piano sent him to the Paris Conservatory at age 11. At age 22, he won the Prix de Rome, which financed two years of further musical study in the Italian capital. After the turn of the century, Debussy established himself as the leading figure of French music. During World War I, while Paris was being bombed by the German air force, he succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 55, in 1918.
Soprano Miriam Cauchi
A taster of Sonate pour violoncelle et piano
The music programme on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 8pm includes Préludes Premier Livre (1909-1910), Mélodies pour soprano et piano (1876-1891), Sonate pour violoncelle et piano (1915), Images Premier Livre (1901-1905), Ariettes Oubliées (1885-1887) and Sonate pour violin et piano (1917).
Violinist Nemanja Ljubinkovic