Henri le Sidaner’s (1862-1939) Pont de Clisson – Clair de lune (1911) and Debussy’s (1862-1918) La Cathédrale engloutie (Submerged Cathedral), from Preludes Book I (1910), are both impressionistic works. Can you find the similarities between the two? Are there important differences? Leave your own impressions below.
This art-music pairing is by Jeff O’Rear.
Alternatively copy the following url into your browser, or go to pianosociety.com search for Debussy, then scroll to Prelude no. 10. http://server3.pianosociety.com/protected/debussy-preludes1-10-muller.mp3
Performed by Nicole Muller. Recording available at PianoSociety.com.