The Colors of Claude Debussy

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Classical New England's Cathy Fuller and Performance Today's Fred Child join an audience in our Fraser Performance Studio to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of French composer Claude Debussy, recorded on June 23, 2012.

On the program:

Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune - Discovery Ensemble, Courtney Lewis, conductor
(recorded on April 12, 2012)

Cello Sonata - Emily Taubl, cello; Pei-Shan Lee, piano

Preludes, Book II: IV, V, VI - Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Syrinx - Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone

Rapsodie pour saxophone - Kenneth Radnofsky, saxophone; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Preludes, Book II: VII, XI, XII - Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Première rapsodie - Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

La fille aux cheveux de lin - Marc-André Hamelin, piano, Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

String Quartet in G minor - Borromeo String Quartet

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Comments [1]

Pete Drexler from Croton on Hudson

In the recent past, you have been playing early religious music, chants, masses, etc. Being Sunday afternoon, seemed appropriate and very enjoyable at anytime. To my dismay, today, you played contemporary music that was horrible, even though written by Debussy (this music by Debussy would have been appropriate for Q2, not the general public on a Sunday afternoon). I hope you return to the format of early religious music on Sunday afternoons.

Pete Drexler

Aug. 26 2012 05:52 PM

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