Claude Debussy http://wrti.org en Exploring Debussy and Ravel: Two Great French Masters http://wrti.org/post/exploring-debussy-and-ravel-two-great-french-masters <p></p><p>Two French composers, who wrote and circulated in the same artistic circles, are still being explored and considered together today. Now, in advance of this week’s concert broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI, Susan Lewis looks at two masterworks that conjure imagery – one on the land, and one on the sea.</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/kksQrltyGZo</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:53:50 +0000 Susan Lewis 6735 at http://wrti.org Exploring Debussy and Ravel: Two Great French Masters Guest DJ: Decoding Debussy With Pierre-Laurent Aimard http://wrti.org/post/guest-dj-decoding-debussy-pierre-laurent-aimard In the western suburbs of Paris 150 years ago today, a boy was born to an unassuming couple, proprietors of a china shop who had no great taste for music. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:51:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4328 at http://wrti.org Guest DJ: Decoding Debussy With Pierre-Laurent Aimard Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums http://wrti.org/post/headbanging-bruckner-and-debussy-black-and-white-new-classical-albums Some people are intimidated by the vastness of classical music. And while the prospect of more than 1,000 years of hits to consider may be daunting, just think instead of how many musical journeys of discovery can be made. Sun, 05 Aug 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4255 at http://wrti.org Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm http://wrti.org/post/mostly-ravel-discoveries-fleisher-collection-august-4th-5-pm <p>This time, he&rsquo;d show them. The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose. But the Conservatory was a hard place. He never won the fugue prize, never won the composition prize, never won anything for writing music and they sent him packing. Twice. He studied with the great Gabriel Fauré, in school and out, but he just couldn&rsquo;t make any headway with the ruling musical authorities.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:45:21 +0000 Kile Smith 4219 at http://wrti.org Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm Jim Cotter Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/jim-cotter-recommends <p><br /><b>Music for Un-Romantics:</b><br /><br /> "Clair de Lune" from Claude Debussy's <i>Suite bergamasque</i><br /><br /></p> <p>Not being romantic is the mark of certain men, of a certain age. I never buy flowers on Valentine's Day; I do so whenever I see really nice flowers for sale. This is why Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," the third movement of his <i>Suite bergamasque,</i> is the perfect piece of music for me and for all fellow un-romantics. <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/.artsmain/article/20/208/1755195/INBOX/Jim.Cotter.Recommends..."></a>Read More<br /><br /></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:34:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 2486 at http://wrti.org Jim Cotter Recommends...