Artists

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

Program

Claude Debussy

Préludes (Book I & II)

Approximate running time: 1h 15m without intermission

When asked what he would most have liked to be, Claude Debussy once responded, “a painter.” His Préludes for piano, written between 1909 and 1913, resemble musical paintings in an astonishingly rich palette of colors that invites audiences to give free reign to their imagination. Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs the entire two-volume cycle of these landmark works for his solo debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal.