Canadian pianist André Laplante is a firmly established virtuoso of the great romantic repertoire. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano [...]
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A season that unfolds, the moment when the day turns dark or the rain forms shapes on the window – such are the ranges of emotions drawn from music for a complete sensory experience.
“The true conservatory is the endless rhythm of the sea, the wind rustling in the leaves, and the thousand little sounds we listen to carefully.” (Claude Debussy) Artists, poets and composers have tried to capture the sea for an instant to extract its quintessence. From Liszt’s Lake Wallenstadt to Ravel’s Boat on the Ocean, passing along the stream in Beethoven’s “Pastoral”, bodies of water continue to move, transport and calm us, to make us dream. They also act as background to ageless tales such as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Debussy’s magnificent Sunken Cathedral. Dive in.
© Lucie Renaud
Translation: Annie P. Prothin