Wigmore Hall englouti: exquisite aquatic recital from Philippe Cassard

“Perspectives Debussy”: Philippe Cassard *****

Wigmore Hall, 29th October 2016

“Wigmore Hall is flooded now!” confessed Philippe Cassard. It was Claude Debussy who left the tap running, with every form of precipitation – rain, snow, fog – pouring from the Steinway’s keyboard, trickling from fountain, springing from river beds. From submerged cathedral to aquatic dwellers, our voyage even took us along Venice’s Grand Canal before finally reaching Jersey. This second recital in Cassard’s “Perspectives” series proved every bit as magical as the first, which had taken us on a picture postcard tour of Debussy’s musical world.

Philippe Cassard © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Philippe Cassard
© Jean-Baptiste Millot

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