Julian Anderson

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BCMG invite Julian Anderson to pay tribute to Claude Debussy for Tombeau de Debussy.

Julian Anderson’s 2012 The Discovery of Heaven saw the Financial Times liken the composer to a ‘21st century Debussy’. In 2004, Anderson’s first Sound Investment The Book of Hours drew inspiration from two seminal works of French gothic illumination.

Tombeau de Debussy
Tombeau de Debussy will honour Claude Debussy as a founding father of modernity. Nearly 100 years ago, Henri Prunieres, director of La Revue Musicale commissioned a collection of new pieces by the most famous composers of the day, to honour Claude Debussy’s profound impact on musical tradition.

Now 100 years on, BCMG invite a string of international composers to contribute to a new, second Tombeau de Debussy.

With instrumentation faithful to the originals (save guitar), Tombeau de Debussy premieres Sunday 25 March 2018 at 4pm in Symphony Hall, as part of the CBSO’s two week Debussy Centenary.

Get tickets and read more about BCMG’s 21st century Tombeau de Debussy.

Tombeau de Debussy will provide audiences with a unique opportunity to compare past and present musical views on one endless source of inspiration.

Commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with financial assistance from Arts Council England and the following individuals through BCMG’s Sound Investment scheme:

Commissioner Level
Christoph & Marion Trestler

Sound Investment Level
Rob Adediran
Catherine & Derrick Archer
Kiaran Asthana
Richard Bratby & Annette Rubery
Avis & Peter Burton
Alan Carr
Simon Collings
Alan Cook
The Rt Hon the Lord Philip Hunt
Stephen Johnson
Amanda Cadman & Peter Marsh
Andrew Mason
Philip Mills
Kim & Kay Prior
Richard & Carolyn Sugden
Nest Thomas
Christoph & Marion Trestler
Stephen Williams

Note Maker Level
Samantha Bird
Seb Huckle