Debussy - Symphony in B Minor
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Debussy composed this Symphony in B minor when he was 18 years old. The manuscript, scored for piano duet, survived in Russia, was first published in 1933, and was later orchestrated by the American composer and arranger Tony Finno. It is played here by the Orchestre National de Lyon, conducted by Jun Märkl. On the picture, Debussy is sitting on the floor, next to Pyotr Danilshenko (a violoncellist) and Ladislas Pashulsky (a violinist), both friends of Nadezhda von Meck, Tchaikovsky's devoted sponsor.