Debussy – Rapsodie for four violas


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If it’s sensual passion you want, look no further. I rather think this might be the most visceral piece of music you could possibly imagine with a viola foursome. Debussy makes extensive use of the whole-tone scale with its characteristic evocative tri-tone, and also the pentatonic scale, conjuring up a kaleidoscope of exotic moods, leading the listener to a thrilling conclusion. Adults only! 9 mins. A

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