Pelleas, according to Faure
Claude Debussy wrote an opera called "Pelleas and Melisande" (pel-lay-ahss & may-lee-SAHND) in 1902. But four years earlier, Gabriel Faure (gah-bree-el foh-RAY) had written some music by the same name. Both composers were inspired by a play that was popular in Europe in the 1890s. Faure's music was for a London production of the play in 1898. We'll hear the concert suite of Faure's incidental music for "Pelleas and Melisande" in a concert performance by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Stuart Malina conducts, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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