The recording played before the start of class was Claude Debussy, “Cathédrale engloutie” from Préludes, Book 1 (1910): 


Other music played in classes 8 and 9, listed alphabetically by composer last name:


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

La Mer (1905), I. From dawn to noon on the sea


Pierrot (1881)

Text and translation: 09-debussy-pierrot-text


Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894)


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Daphnis et Chloé (1912)


Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899)


Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912)

1. Mondestrunken (Moon-drunk) and 8. Nacht (Night)

Text and translation: 08-pierrot-texts


18. Der Mondfleck

Text and translation: 08-pierrot-texts



Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (1865)

Prelude to Act I


Liebestod (Love-Death Transfiguration), Act III

Text and translation: 09-tristan-liebestod

Audio only (sung by Leontyne Price): 

Staged performance at La Scala (Milan), 2007 with Waltraud Meier, soprano, and Daniel Barenboim, conductor: