Clair de Lune, Clair de Lune, Verlaine's poem, prompted Debussy’s Suite bergamasque, while Ravel’s Ondine was sparked by Aloysius Bertrand's post-romantic poem of the same name.
Corentin Chassard joins Clara Rodriguez for Debussy’s Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, dedicated to the lives lost during World War One.
Marcel Proust said, ‘Everything I have ever done has always been thanks to Reynaldo’. In this concert, Rodriguez introduces music by the Venezuelan-born Reynaldo Hahn, with whom the French writer had an intense and lasting friendship.
Caribbean bolero Historia de un amor by Carlos Almarán closes the concert.
PerformersClara Rodriguez piano
RepertoireDebussy: Pour les degrés chromatiques (Etude No.7); Pour les arpèges composés (Etude No.11)