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Tuesday Evening Classics: Debussy après un siècle

03/27/2018 4:00 pm
03/27/2018 8:00 pm

 

Join Tuesday Evening Classics host David Schonfeld on March 27, 2018 for a celebration of the works of the French composer, Claude Debussy. Debussy died 100 years ago this month, which is reason enough for performers and musicologists across the world to reconsider his contribution to 20th-century music.

Here at the University of Hartford, the Hartt School will be holding a mini-festival of songs, piano solos, and chamber music entitled: Debussy - Après un siècle. The programs have been set for April 4 and April 8.

On his March 27 show, David will air excerpts from a conversation he recorded with Hartt Assistant Professor and soprano, Cherie Caluda and Wellesley College Assistant Professor, Gurminder K. Bhogal, a Debussy specialist. During the course of the evening, David will play several of Debussy's celebrated compositions, including the String Quartet, the Chansons de Bilitis, and Clair de Lune.

David will also play a Bach cantata for Lent and the Stabat Mater by František Ignác Antonín Tůma (an 18th-century Czech composer).

Rounding out the program is the Symphony No. 1 in E minor, a major work by the African-American composer, Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953).