Anarchy And Violence20020430

An exploration of the turbulent atmosphere of Paris in the 1890s.

An evening celebrating Claude Debussy and his opera Pelleas et Melisande begins with the composer's famous Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / The first broadcast of a newly discovered piano piece by Debussy: Les soirs illumines par l'audeur du charbon.

Played by Roy Howat (piano).

Anxiety And Dreams20020430

An exploration of attitudes towards the mysteries of the mind in Debussy's Paris.

Gesture And Drama20020430

A feature on French theatre before an after Maeterlinck, author of Pelleas et Melisande on which Debussy based his opera.

Light And Water20020430

An exploration of Debussy's involvement with the visual arts.

Why Pelleas20020430

The Debussy evening continues with an exploration of the enduring fascination of the composer's opera Pelleas et Melisande.