Debussy famously suffered from depressions. One of the only things that could keep him dsitracted was his daughter ‘Chouchou’, to whom he dedicated his Children’s Corner. Also Ravel’s composition Le tombeau de Couperin is dedicated to loved ones, although for a less happy reason: each movement is dedicated to one of his friends who had been killed in WWI. This Calefax-CD contains beautiful music with some dark edges.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Children’s Corner
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes antiques
F. COUPERIN / M. RAVEL Forlane
MAURICE RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
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