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Composer: Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

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Year of birth1862
Year of death1918
NationalityFrance
Period20th century
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ViennaPelléas and MélisandeNeue Produktion

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Alain Altinoglu; Marco Arturo Marelli; Vienna State Opera; Dagmar Niefind; Olga Bezsmertna; Adrian Eröd

Bantry9. Main Evening Concert

Sciarrino, Debussy, Penderecki, Shostakovich
Miranda Cuckson; Viviane Hagner; Huw Watkins; Dana Zemtsov

PragueLibor Pešek's Impressions

Debussy, Ravel
Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Libor Pešek; Ivo Kahánek; CNSO Choir

CheltenhamCBSO - Cheltenham Proms

Debussy, Chopin, Stravinsky
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Jan Lisiecki

Bantry42. Coffee Concert

Debussy, Bruce, Cras
Adam Walker; Timothy Ridout; Andreja Malir; Olivier Doise
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Light and shade: Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

Debussy’s opera of half-lights succeeds in taming the glare of the midsummer sun in Garsington’s new staging.
****1
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Mälkki serves a smorgasbord with the Chicago Symphony

A new score by Melinda Wagner, concertante pieces for saxophone and orchestra with Branford Marsalis, and works of Bizet and Debussy comprised Susanna Mälkki’s CSO program, intriguing in its eclecticism.
***11
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Orchestral fireworks: Staatskapelle Berlin at the Philharmonie

The Staatskapelle Berlin brought a showcase programme to the Berlin Philharmonie under chief conductor Daniel Barenboim and made a case for themselves as one of the best bands performing today.
****1
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Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

It's typical that in the last concert in a series that has lasted seventeen years, we had a recital from a talented young singer with a growing reputation, a Rosenblatt classic.
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Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing

Mikhail Rudy’s recital adapting music to animated art projections disappoints. 
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List of works
12 Études, L.1363 Chansons de Bilitis3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans3 Chansons de France5 poèmes de BaudelaireAriettes oubliéesBalladeBeau soirCello sonata in D minorChildren’s Corner, suiteDanse Tarantelle styrienneDanses sacrée et profaneDeux arabesques, no. 1 Andantino con motoDeux arabesques, no. 2 Allegretto scherzandoDoctor Gradus ad ParnassumEn BateauEn blanc et noirEstampesEstampes: Jardins sous la pluieEstampes: La Soirée dans GrenadeEtude No. 10, For Opposing SonoritiesEtude No. 12, For ChordsEtude no. 11 pour les arpèges composéesFantaisie, for piano and orchestraFaunFêtes Galantes I: Clair de luneHommage à HaydnImages oubliées, for pianoImages, Set 1 no. 2: Hommage à Rameau, for pianoImages, Set 1, for pianoImages, Set 2 no. 3: Poissons d'or, for pianoImages, Set 2, for pianoImages, Set 3 no. 2: Ibéria, for orchestraImages, Set 3 no. 3: Rondes de printemps, for orchestraImages, Set 3, for orchestraJeuxJeux, poème danséKhammaL'Isle joyeuse, Op.26L'après-midi d'un fauneLa Damoiselle élueLa MerLa plus que Lente (Valse)MasquesNocturne in D flat majorNocturnes for OrchestraNocturnes for female choir and orchestra, L 91Nocturnes: SirènesPelléas et MélisandePetite SuitePiano Trio in G majorPour le pianoPour le piano: SarabandePreludes: selectionPremière Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestraPremière Rhapsodie in B flat major, for clarinet and pianoPremière Suite d'orchestrePrintempsProses lyriquesPrélude à l'après-midi d'un faunePréludes Book IIPréludes, Bk 1 no. 10: La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral)Préludes, Bk 1 no. 2: VoilesPréludes, Bk 1 no. 4: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soirPréludes, Bk 1 no. 5: Les collines d'AnacapriPréludes, Bk 1 no. 6: Des pas sur la neigePréludes, Bk 1 no. 7: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouestPréludes, Bk 1 no. 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair)Préludes, Bk 1 no. 9: La sérénade interrompuePréludes, Bk 2 no. 12: Feux d'artificePréludes, Bk 2 no. 3: La Puerta del VinoPréludes, Bk 2 no. 6: Général Lavine - eccentricPréludes, Bk 2 no. 7: La terrasse des audiences du clair de lunePréludes: Book 1Préludes: Book 2Rhapsodie for cor anglais and pianoRéveillez-vous, arbres des boisRêverieSix Épigraphes antiquesSonata for flute, viola and harpSonate en TrioString Quartet in G minor, Op.10String Quartet in G minor, Op.10: Andantino, doucement espressifString Quartet in G minor, Op.10: Assez vif et bien rythméSuite Bergamasque: Clair de luneSuite Bergamasque: MenuetSuite bergamasqueSuite bergamasque: preludeSymphony in B mineurSyrinx, for solo fluteTrois MelodiesTrois poèmes de Stéphane MallarméViolin Sonata in G minorÉtude no. 1, pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur CzernyÉtude no. 2 pour les tiercesÉtude no. 4 pour les sixtesÉtude no. 5 pour les octavesÉtude no. 7 pour les degrés chromatiquesÉtude no. 8 pour les agréments