Debussy was the first great composer of the twentieth century. He departed from previous musical practice to a greater extent than any previous composer. Though he completed his masterpieces Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun and the triptych Nocturnes before the turn of the century, it was not until 1902 that Debussy received widespread recognition. His symphonic seascape La Mer, which was met with great criticism on its first performance in 1905, is now upheld as the foremost musical depiction of the sea and Debussy´s most celebrated orchestral composition. The Musically Speaking Conductor´s Guides are your link to an appreciation of the greatest classical music ever performed. Let Maestro Gerard Schwarz enrich your classical music listening enjoyment by illuminating the great works of the Masters with revealing commentary and educational insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Schwarz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/musp/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dating from the last decade of the 19th century, Pelléas et Mélisande points the way into the 20th century. The score is hauntingly beautiful, but there is more to the work than shifting panels of elusive, impressionistic sound. Debussy retains the text of Maeterlinck’s play, and the linguistic subtleties of the French text are matched perfectly by the musical detail. Taking a little time to explore the romantic, elusive world of this opera is particularly rewarding.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000805de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine phantastische Erzählung, in der Durchschnittsbürger Eduard als denkender Punkt die Welt durchstreift. Mit Musik von Debussy und Schumann. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Ingo Hülsmann. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxd/000037de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Japanische Liebesgeschichten Ungeheuer bildkräftig verschmelzen in diesen zarten Tuschzeichnungen Liebe und Natur. Mit Musik von Claude Debussy. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Krista Posch. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxd/000055de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Schnitzler gehört zu den großen Erzählern des letzten Jahrhunderts. ´´Der Mörder´´ erschien 1911. Der Protagonist, Alfred, ist mit der sanften Elise liiert, aber von ihr gelangweilt. Nach der Begegnung mit Adele will er Elise loswerden. Dazu das ´´Tagebuch der Redegonda´´. Mit Musik von Claude Debussy. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Wolfgang Hinze. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxd/000120de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
This is one of best-selling author Peter Straub´s strangest and most subtly disturbing short stories. Music is by Claude Debussy, arranged by Bob Schaller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Ketchum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bord/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Living under the shadow of two gifted parents, Astrid Nordling feels trapped everywhere but at the piano, finding solace in Schubert and Debussy. Her piano teacher is convinced that she is a prodigy; her mother is not so sure. Set in 1960s Chicago, this excerpt from Lisa Heiserman Perkins´ upcoming novel shows that there can be such a thing as too much talent in a single family. As Astrid competes with her dramatic, high-strung mother for the spotlight, their tug-of-war threatens to pull the family apart. Ploughshares, the literary magazine of Emerson College. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019314de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Southern France, Sepulchre is the stunning new novel of obsession and revenge from the number-one best-selling author of Labyrinth.October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Verniern, and her brother, Anatole, abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles south of the medieval city of Carcassone. But, in the ancient woods that surround the isolated country house, Léonie stumbles across a ruined Visigoth sepulcher - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. As she peels back the layers of the past, she uncovers the existence of a unique deck of tarot cards that are rumoured to hold the power of life and death.October 2007: Researching a biography of the composer Claude Debussy in the apparent tranquility of the Pyrenean foothills, Meredith Marin also seeks the key to her own complex legacy. Armed with a haunting piece of piano music and a sepia photograph, she soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, an unquiet soul, and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago.As the Feast of All Saints approaches, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, Meredith is drawn inexorably to a secluded forest glade where the secrets of the past are far from buried. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000181de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s hardest to belong when you´re closest to home.... One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world´s greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he´s a dog. Can a bit of Debussy and Emily Dickinson keep him from murder? Can the species which invented cheap white wine and peanut butter sandwiches be all that bad? And what is the warm feeling he gets when he looks into his wife´s eyes? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006958de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
E.M. Forster´s Howards End is a vivid portrait of London´s golden age, before World War I forever changed its values and culture. Forster brings the great city´s upper classes to life, detailing their grandiose spending habits, popular fads, Monet and Debussy, the rise of feminism, and the beginnings of urbanization. More than a mere idealization of pre-war London, Howards End provides insightful commentary on the rapid societal changes that occurred at the onset of the 20th century. Masterfully blending the stories of three vastly different groups of people - the independently wealthy, educated Schlegels; the nouveau riche Wilcoxes; and the ambitious but struggling Leonard Bast - Forster weaves a wonderfully rich, unforgettably poignant novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Franklyn-Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000175de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.