Claude Debussy is one of the most beloved and outstanding of the French composers. His unique (and prolific!) musical compositions are at once beautiful and colorful, soft and dreamy, capturing in musical cadence all the charm and warmth of classically Impressionistic art. What Monet did with watercolors, Debussy did with music! This informative program offers a peek into the musical "painting" of Debussy and analyzes his gift for vividly expressing moods and melodies in brilliantly fresh and previously unimaginable ways. Signature pieces included in this study are The Afternoon of a Faun and La Mer (conducted by Herbert von Karajan), Iberia (conducted by Leonard Bernstein), Sails (performed by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli), L'Isle Joyeuse (performed by Samson Francois) and Pagodas (performed by Alain Kremski).
Steep yourself in the soul-moving rich tapestry displayed in the compositions of one of Impressionism's greatest musical minds - and never be the same again!