Claude Debussy: Images for Orchestra
When Claude Debussy was 50-years old, he wrote a letter to fellow French composer Edgard Varese stating, “I love pictures almost as much as music.” It’s no wonder he felt this way – after all, Debussy is often regarded as the primary composer associated with 19th- and 20th-Century Impressionist music. His music often evokes the imagery of watercolors and the paintings of Monet, a fellow Impressionistic artist. Debussy’s Images for Orchestra is the perfect piece to capture this sentiment of the composer’s: a three-part work that is dripping in musical color – quintessential Debussy. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.