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2019-09-24

Music: Sun Sep 29


French composer Claude Debussy was one of the first Western artists to acknowledge an indebtedness to Asian culture. His exposure to the Balinese Gamelan at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition had a transformative impact on his music. The piano works chosen this morning are all illustrative of this influence, with their frequent use of the Asian pentatonic (five-note) scale. Read on for programming details.


Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Pagodes from Estampes
Clair de lune  from Suite Berganasque
                                                Claude Debussy

Prelude:
“Jimbo’s Lullaby” from Children’s Corner
                                                Debussy

Offertory:
La fille aux cheveux de lin from Preludes, Book I (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
                                                Debussy

Interlude:
Bruyรจres from Preludes, Book II (Heather)
                                                Debussy

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