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Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Background

Monday 14 April 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 14 April 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod explores the immense social, economic and political change in France that shaped Debussy's music, focusing on the Paris Commune, the birth of the Second Empire and World War I.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Feux d'artifice (Second Book of Preludes)
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
DG 435 773-2, CD2
Track 12

Green and Spleen from Ariettes Oubliees
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)
Sony SK67190,
Tracks 17, 18

Excerpt from l'Enfant Prodigue
Jessye Norman (soprano), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gary Bertini (conductor)
Orfeo C012821A,
Track 1

La Damoiselle Elue
Maria Ewing (soprano), Brigitte Balleys (mezzo soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 423 103-2,
Tracks 1 to 4

Estampes
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
DG 415 510-2,
Tracks 1 to 3




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