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Claude Debussy

The theme of our 15th Nocturne Supper Club at
Brockham Village Hall, Brockham, Surrey 3rd February 2024 is:
Claude Debussy - Master of Realism in Music!

Claude Debussy, (born Aug. 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died March 25, 1918, Paris), French composer. Born into near poverty, he showed an early gift for the piano. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1873, and soon thereafter he was employed as pianist by Nadezhda von Meck, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s patroness. Influenced by the Symbolist poets and Impressionist painters, he was early inclined toward a compositional style of great originality, shunning the strictures of traditional counterpoint and harmony to achieve new effects of great subtlety. Regarded as the founder of musical Impressionism, he used unusual voice leading and timbral colours to evoke pictorial images and moods, especially of languor and hedonism. His significance in weakening the hold of traditional tonal harmony equals that of Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, and Arnold Schoenberg. Given his effect on such composers as Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, Anton Webern, and Pierre Boulez, he can be seen as the most influential French composer of the last three centuries. His works include the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), the orchestral works Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (1894) and La Mer (completed in Eastbourne, E. Sussex in1905), and the piano Préludes (1910, 1913) etc. ex. Brittanica

Once again, our Master of Ceremonies, Chevalier Richard Winter-Stanbridge will direct the evening, Chef-in-Residence, Mary Ince will conjure up a feast appropriate to our composer, Claude Debussy, his compositions and time in history. An opportunity for some delicious, traditional French cuisine!

Our wines will be selected from areas in France associated with Claude Debussy.

We are delighted to welcome Flautist, Daniel Ephgrave and Harpist, Valeria Clarke to perform a selection of works by Claude Debussy.

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Chev. Richard Winter-Stanbridge

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Mary Ince


The cost of £50 per person includes a Welcome Drink, Canapés, a 3-course dinner, Audio-visual and live Entertainment and a donation to charities related to music training and benevolence for musicians in need.

Curated wines will be available for purchase to accompany your meal and there will also be a cash bar.

The event includes a Raffle to help charities who support musicians and music education.


Brockham Village Hall, RH3 7JJ
Saturday, 3rd February 2024, 7-11 PM


Please ask before the event if you have any dietary requirements or queries. Thank you.

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