Song of the Week 02/01/2024 - La Cathédrale Engloutie
Happy New Year everyone! It is time for the first song of the week for the year of 2024 - a beautiful piece by Debussy. La Cathédrale Engloutie - or "The Sunken Cathedral".
It rates high on the top of my list of favourite piano pieces. The Sunken Cathedral is a melodic portrait of a cathedral in sacred solitary, submerged peacefully below the water. And this portrait is painted well; the ringing chords remind me of church bells as the notes seemingly float and rise whilst the melody drifts and wanders in picturesque sweeps. A truly inspiring, sublime piece by the legendary Debussy.