Tuesday 19th June at 7pm; Rossiter Books, Monmouth – Ticket £3
Monmouth-based author Stephen Walsh has written a thought-provoking biography of Debussy, one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. He will talk about the book sharing his thoughts on the composer’s life and his music. This is a book that sends you back to the music itself to listen afresh and marvel at its greatness.
Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the modernist everyone loves. How did he manage this? Was it through the association of his music with visual images, or was it simply that, by throwing out the rule book of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied, his music put beauty of sound above the spiritual ambitions of the German tradition from which those rules derived.