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#FluteFridays: Orchestral excerpts 4 - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Claude Debussy

Happy Friday, fluties!

To those of you still taking finals, best of luck. To those of you graduating this weekend from Mizzou and other universities, congratulations! 690 more words

Flute

Forest of the imagination

Malmö might not seem the most obvious place to record Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande but in 2016 the opera there assembled a mostly French cast and two young French rising stars; Maxime Pascal as conductor and Benjamin Lazar as director.   645 more words

DVD Review

Reflections on an Accidental Hiatus

Alright, so, despite my best intentions, the last two months did not go exactly according to plan. For various reasons I missed concerts that I intended to cover and found myself with neither the time nor the energy to keep this blog updated in other ways. 449 more words

Classical Music

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

You’ve probably heard of Debussy before. If you haven’t, he’s simply a 20th century composer who wrote music in an Impressionist style. (Impressionist being artists like Monet) 735 more words

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Claude Debussy (1862-1918).
Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993).
“Prélude a l’après-midi d’un faune”, 1894.
Painting by Henry de Groux (1866-1930).

Painting