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  • November 24, 2013: The Sunken Cathedral

    November 24, 2013 22:40

    La Cathédrale Engloutie ("The Sunken Cathedral")Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
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    Debussy is now one of the icons of classical music, but it was not always thus. In his day, at a rehearsal of his Pelleas et Melisande, a well-known professor at the Conservatoire ...

  • November 17, 2013: Benedetto Marcello

    November 17, 2013 22:43

    Psalm 19 B. Marcello (1686-1739)

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    Born in Venice, Benedetto Marcello was a member of a noble family. Although he was a music student of Lotti and Gasparini (famous composers of the day), his father wanted Benedetto to devote himself to law. Benedetto managed to combine a life in law and public service with one in music. At age 25 he was appointed ...

  • November 10, 2013: Louis-Claude Daquin

    November 10, 2013 22:40

    Tambourin en Rondeau L.-C. Daquin (1694-1772)

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    Louis-Claude Daquin was born in Paris to a reasonably well-connected family. On his mother’s side he was related to Rabelais, on his father’s to the Rabbi of Avignon (who had converted to Christianity before he ...

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