The Prismatic Debussy – Festival 2012 – Eastman School of Music
Inspirational Debussy, new music
Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 8 pm, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Eastman Musica Nova is conducted by Brad Lubman in a program that combines two great works by Pierre Boulez, and new works inspired by Debussy’s piano prelude, “Des pas sur la neige,” by four Eastman composers: David Liptak, Brad Lubman, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and Allan Schindler. The Boulez works are from two distinct periods: “Eclat” (1965), a scintillating work of modernism, and “Mémoriale” (1985) which sounds like what Debussy might have written had he been alive in the late 20th Century.