Pascal Rogé, piano The seasons. Brouillards, by Claude Debussy 3:16NOVEMBER 9, 2016Baudelaire’s theory of correspondences discussed the existence of a secret link between colours, odours and sounds, which only artists could discern. An heir to this symbolist perspective, Debussy would transfer non-musical sensations to his works. Listening to these works while viewing paintings from his time reveals a hidden dimension to his music.
Pascal Rogé, piano Jardins sous la pluie, by Claude Debussy 36:21NOVEMBER 9, 2016Claude Debussy dedicated the collection Estampes to the artist and writer Jacques-Émile Blanche. In his memoirs, Blache recalled that Jardins sous la pluie was inspired by a stormy afternoon when he sketched the composer’s portrait. “It was raining, and the trees gave a green tinge to his dark skin, which the rain seemed to varnish”. The March downpours were evoked with extraordinary precision in this piece, which identified with Impressionist painting.