Music: Sun Jan 8

January’s monthly theme of Mystery is embodied in the piano works of Claude Debussy and Frederic Chopin. Debussy’s music seems to suggest sensations and impressions, rather than provide the clear sense of narrative or precise outlines of much earlier music. Chopin’s A Minor Prelude is a tonally ambiguous work, which meanders through a maze of different tonal regions before cadencing in the home key. His Nocturne in Bb Minor, in its trance-like insistence, seems to anticipate the hazy sonic world of Debussy. Read on for programming details.

Prelude: Adam Kent, piano
The Sunken Cathedral, from Preludes, Book I
Ondine, from Preludes, Book II
                                                Claude Debussy

Opening Music:
Prelude in A Minor, Op. 28, No. 2                             
                                                Frederic Chopin

Nocturne in Bb Minor, Op. 9, No. 1               

The Snow is Dancing, from Children’s Corner

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