Debussy’s Piano Portraits

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Heard On University Of The Air

Claude Debussy was one of the most innovative composers in history. He had a remarkable ability to create images through music. From the Orient to turn-of the Century America and the mysterious to the comic, Debussy brought it out in the sounds of the piano. Pianist Catherine Kautsky will give us the background on some of Debussy’s most vivid compositions and their sometimes controversial sources of inspiration.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Catherine Kautsky Guest

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