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The Interlochen Collection: Claude Debussy

Hokusai, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (1831), a woodprint that Claude Debussy said inspired his piece "La Mer"
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Hokusai, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (1831), a woodprint that Claude Debussy said inspired his piece "La Mer"

This episode of the Interlochen Collection surveys the music of Claude Debussy.

Music heard in this episode (all pieces composed by Claude Debussy)

Étude 11 pour les arpèges composés
Ann Schein, piano (guest artist)
April 1986

Petite Suite (excerpt)
Clarence Sawhill conducting the Interlochen Band
July 1942

Petite Suite
George C. Wilson conducting the High School Symphonic Band
August 1960

Cello Sonata
Stephen Stalker, cello and Donald Moore, piano (faculty)
February 1969

La Mer
Erik Nielsen conducting the World Youth Symphony Orchestra
July 2014

Pianist Ann Schein (R) and an unidentified percussionist at Interlochen's National Music Camp (1953)
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Pianist Ann Schein (R) and an unidentified percussionist at Interlochen's National Music Camp (1953)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from IPR listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

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Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.