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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 3, 2013: The Celestial Banquet

    November 03, 2013 10:30

    "Le Banquet Celéste" ("The Celestial Banquet") Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

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    Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992) was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist(!), considered one of the important composers of the 20th ...

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