Lucy Parham & Alex Jennings Presents
Sun 28 Oct
at Theatre Royal
The life and loves of Claude Debussy
Lucy Parham, piano
Alex Jennings, narrator
Created in 2012 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy, Rêverie is the fourth biographical programme of composers’ words and music to be compiled and scripted by pianist Lucy Parham. A crucial element of Debussy’s complex intellectual and emotional world was an entangled love life that brought illicit trysts in Jersey, a brush with a revolver and even a suicide attempt.
Rêverie evokes Claude Debussy’s complex emotional life through a personal and revealing journal, illuminated by a sequence of his most famous and atmospheric solo piano works.