Libor Pešek's Impressions
Impressionist music requires we engage our ears in just the same way we engage our eyes when appreciating the famous works of Monet, Gaugin and Degas – we surrender to the magic pervading our bodies and minds and allow it to sweep us off our feet.
CNSO chief conductor Libor Pešek warmly invites his fans to a concert comprising his favourite compositions featuring the works of impressionists Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. It’s fair to say that the two composers weren’t the best of buddies, though it’s also true that on hearing Debussy’s symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Ravel declared this to be his deathbed tune of choice. We certainly don’t wish such a fate on any of you, dear listeners. Just make sure plenty of you attend to make it extra special.
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