Le Roi Lear, Debussy
This image appears in the gallery:
Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
10. Le Roi Lear, Debussy
The grand brass fanfares which kick off the overture of Debussy's Shakespearean incidental music are a far cry from the wispy flute theme from 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune'. Debussy only composed two movements to his 1904 work, King Lear - the powerful fanfare, and the eerie movement, 'Le Sommeil de Lear'.