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Claude Debussy and His Contemporaries Recital -- November 4, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

  • Nov 4, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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Our Claude Debussy and his Contemporaries (and his forerunners too) Celebration Recital takes place on November 4th at 2 PM--we're all looking forward to an afternoon of wonderful music and a terrific potluck to follow!
·If you haven't yet RSVP'd, please join us and support your fellow members as they present this wonderful tribute to Claude Debussy and his contemporaries! (and if you plan to attend and need to sign up for the potluck and/or volunteer to help Bruce keep the kitchen flying in order, please check the Potluck and Volunteer Signup discussion on the Meetup Message Board (under "Discussions" on our Group Meetup page:)

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  • Glenn K.

    Once again Carol and Ken put together a wonderful recital, and I always enjoy them. The program, set-up, and location were top-notch. I love the support and friendships made at Carol's recitals and I look forward to attending more in 2013.

    November 9, 2012

  • Caroline C.

    Here are the texts to the Debussy song arrangements that I will perform on Sunday. Reading the texts really helped me interpret the music. (pt. 1)

    Les cloches (The Bells), Deux Romances, L.79, No.1 (1891)
    Poem by Paul Bourget (1852–1935)

    Les feuilles s’ouvraient sur le bord des branches
    Les cloches tintaient, légères et franches,
    Dans le ciel clément.
    Rythmique et fervent comme une antienne,
    Ce lointain appel
    Me remémorait la blancheur chrétienne
    Des fleurs de l’autel.
    Ces cloches parlaient d’heureuses années,
    Et, dans le grand bois,
    Semblaient reverdir les feuilles fanées,
    Des jours d’autrefois.

    The leaves opened on the edge of the branches
    The bells tolled, light and free,
    in the clear sky.
    Rhythmically and fervently, like an antiphon,
    this far-away call
    reminded me of the Christian whiteness
    of altar flowers.
    These bells spoke of happy years,
    and in the large forest
    they seemed to revive the withered leaves
    of days gone by.

    1 · November 1, 2012

    • Caroline C.

      (pt. 2)

      L’âme évaporée est souffrante (The vanishing and suffering soul), Deux Romances, L.79, No.2 (1891)
      Poem by Paul Bourget (1852–1935)

      L’âme évaporée et souffrante,
      L’âme douce, l’âme odorante
      Des lis divins que j’ai cueillis
      Dans le jardin de ta pensée,
      Où donc les vents l’ont-ils chassée,
      Cette âme adorable des lis?
      N’est-il plus un parfum qui reste
      De la suavité céleste
      Des jours où tu m’enveloppais
      D’une vapeur surnaturelle
      Faite d’espoir, d’amour fidèle,
      De béatitude et de paix?

      The vanishing and suffering soul,
      The sweet soul, the fragrant soul
      Of divine lilies that I have picked
      In the garden of your thoughts,
      Where, then, have the winds chased it,
      This charming soul of the lilies?
      Is there no longer a perfume that remains
      Of the celestial sweetness
      Of the days when you enveloped me
      In a supernatural haze,
      Made of hope, of faithful love,
      Of bliss and of peace?

      1 · November 1, 2012

    • Caroline C.


      November 7, 2012

  • Richard S.

    I'm always amazed at how full-time students and working people are able to learn and perform such great music, while I, who am retired, struggle! I thoroughly enjoyed the recital and potluck! Thanks to Carol, Ken, Bruce, and others for making this possible!

    November 5, 2012

  • Chris

    Many thanks to Carol, Bruce, and Phil for putting together another wonderful recital with a great venue and program.

    1 · November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked the stage settings etc. this time I really enjoyed hearing all kind of music.

    November 4, 2012

  • Margaret Z.

    It was great. I appreciate Debussy much more. Thank you to Carol and Bruce (I hope I got your name right), you did so much to encourage us and get us there.

    November 4, 2012

  • Jeffrey B.


    November 4, 2012

  • Yvonne T

    I'll bring a cake,too.

    October 28, 2012

  • Ping M.

    Hi, Carol, this is Ping. I'm new in the group. I wonder how can I pay the fee for the November 4 event? I'd like to play Clair de Lune at that day. If someone already chose to play it, then I can play Ravel's Sonatine 1st movement. Thank you!

    October 19, 2012

    • E Carol D.

      No fee this time-it's a potluck!

      October 23, 2012

  • Ping M.

    I will bring German chocolate cake.

    October 19, 2012

  • Sushil S.

    I'd like to play Asturias Leyenda by Isaac Albeniz and Gnossienne No. 1 by Erik Satie

    October 3, 2012

  • Deniene

    I would like to play Danse Rituelle du Feu by Manuel de Falla.

    October 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Debussy - La soiree dans Grenade (from Estampes) and Chopin Nocturne c#minor (op. 27 no. 1) Look forward to seeing you all!!

    October 1, 2012

  • Caroline C.

    Carol Gee and I would like to play two or three short Debussy arrangements. Also, I'm free to play a few movements of the piano trio, if the guys still want to.

    October 1, 2012

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