January, 2017

In Tune > Arts > Composers and Their Poets: Debussy II
by Maureen Buja | January 27th, 2017

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In his delicately titled, Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Little Songs), Claude Debussy (1862-1918) took the poetry of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) and created a song cycle to match the stylistic subtleties of his poems. Debussy met the older poet via his mother-in-law. [...] more >>

Media > Tracing The People’s Republic Of Beethoven
January 27th, 2017

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Imagine you’re a teenager in Beijing in the 1960s and ’70s, during the Cultural Revolution. Everything that’s deemed Western and bourgeois is banned — so listening to a 78 rpm recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, powerfully transformative as it might [...] more >>