Song for Today
Recommended by Graeme Humphries (Deputy Director – Administration and Marketing)
DEBUSSY – REFLETS DANS L’EAU performed by Jean Efflam Bavouzet
One of the performances we have had to postpone over the last few days was Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s ‘Amici Artium’ recital of music by Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven. Debussy’s ‘Reflets dans l’eau’ was one of the pieces Jean-Efflam was to play and so I’m delighted to be able to include it here.
‘Reflets dans l’eau’ beautifully captures the image of its title: reflections in the water. Debussy’s use of colour and harmony evocatively describe the chance reflection of images in a pool of water. He creates the impression of little ripples and waves that distort the reflected images. While Reflets is a dramatic piece it ends quietly and solemnly with a reminder of the scene that has just passed by.
Even if this genre of music doesn’t normally appeal to you this piece only lasts 5 minutes so give it a try!