Petit prélude parallèle has been performed in Birmingham, Cuneo, London, Montpellier, São Paulo, Stanford, Stockholm and Weimar…
In memory of Claude Achille Debussy
“If modern music may be said to have had a definite beginning, then it started with… the Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune by Claude Debussy (1862-1918).” — Paul Griffiths
Debussy’s Prélude is one of ‘my’ pieces, part of my musical identity. I have played in it, conducted it and listened to it countless times… Composed to mark the centenary of Debussy’s death, this Petit prélude parallèle follows the melodic, harmonic and dynamic contours of the original, but also includes sonic references to Mallarmé’s evocation of the drowsy, heat-laden Sicilian afternoon in which the Faun remembers (or imagines) his erotic encounter.