Debussy's La cathédrale engloutie and Schubert, Ravel - Paolo Giacometti - World Pianists

Debussy's La cathédrale engloutie and Schubert, Ravel - Paolo Giacometti - World Pianists

Wereldpianisten '19/'20

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Wereldpianisten '20/'21

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"I didn't even know there was a Bösendorfer Imperial"
Paolo Giacometti about the music to be played: "That what that brilliant composer, that artist, wanted to say, that's what I'm trying to convey" Something Debussy's 'La cathédrale engloutie' certainly succeeds in doing. The piece was written especially for the Bösendorfer Imperial: "I have to admit to you that it is completely coincidental. I didn't even know there was a Bösendorfer Imperial, I found out later. Great!"
(Interview Paolo Giacometti, read this interview. )


Debussy's sunken cathedral

What makes Debussy's piano prelude 'La cathédrale engloutie' so special? Actually, Claude Debussy is based on an old Celtic legend. Early in the morning a monumental cathedral rises from the clear seawater, to sink back into it around noon. Very suggestively you hear that back in the piano. Sometimes the grand piano sounds almost like an enormous organ (the radiant climax), then again you hear sounds of bells bubbling up from the deep water


Schubert's Impromptus, on. 142

Just as mysterious as Debussy's sunken cathedral sounds Schubert's Impromptus. Four beautiful piano pieces, which belong to the pinnacle of his piano music. Are they a continuation of his previous cycle of four piano pieces or is it just a secret sonata? In any case, Schubert was very satisfied with the third impromptu. Not only do we come across the music as stage music with Rosamunde, but Schubert also composed a string quartet that contains the same music.


piano vleugel Bösendorfer Imperial 290 Wereldpianisten Franz Schubert Maurice Ravel Claude Debussy
Saturday 30 May 2015, 20:00

Experience Debussy's drowned cathedral! In this famous piano composition he brings an old Celtic legend to life. Debussy wrote the piece for the Bösendorfer Imperial. Paolo Giacometti is celebrated for his interpretations of French music. In the Edesche Concert Hall he combines this imposing piece with Ravel's beautiful 'Tombeau de Couperin' and Franz Schubert's subtle Impromptus

When and where

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Saturday 30 May 2015, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

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Edesche Concertzaal

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