Debussy was fascinated by the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe, whose fantastic tales perfectly accord with his own finely nuanced, expressive music. In this musical-literary performance, pianist Hélène Tysman and actor Damien Luce engage with the two art forms to render a famous excerpt from Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, to the music of the great French composer’s enigmatic Préludes.

A production by the Oreille à Plumes Company with the support of the DRAC (Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate) Centre-Val de Loire

Hélène Tysman, piano
Damien Luce, reciter (in French)
Sonia Jacob, staging

Préludes from Books I and II  Story by Edgar Allan POE (trad. Baudelaire)
La cathédrale engloutie, Book I
Des Pas sur la neige, BookI
Voiles, BookI
Ondine, Livre II
La Fille aux cheveux de lin, BookI
Canopes, BookII
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune, BookII
Deux d’artifices, BookII
Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest

Sunday, May 13th 2018 at 2:00pm
Duration: 1 Hrs

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