Donald Macleod begins by exploring Debussy's life and work, focusing on the historical and political background to his music.
Next, Macleod explores the various artistic currents in Paris that influenced Debussy's music; the Parisian cafe society where Debussy mixed with some of the most important writers and artistic groups of the day. The presenter considers how Parisian influences and also Wagner provided the inspiration for many of Debussy's dramatic works.
Donald Macleod concludes by examining what has been described as the complex and contradictory nature of Debussy's character.
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