Today, Sunday, March 25, marks the 100th anniversary since the passing of great Impressionist composer, Claude Debussy. His legacy is his impressionistic approach to music, although he hated the term “impressionism” and preferred being associated with the creation of new sounds and colours through the exploration of fluid rhythms, whole tone, and pentatonic scales. Throughout his life, Debussy composed a variety of works including music for piano, orchestra, and chamber ensembles. Debussy also wrote many French art songs. His music bathes the listener in exotic, sensuous melody, with tones blended (especially on the piano, with pedal) in ways never heard before.
Hosted by Mike Duncan from noon to 3 PM on Sundays, “Destination Classics” will visit France and explore Debussy’s gorgeous music. An extra musical treat: three Deutsche Grammophon boxed sets of “Debussy: Complete Works” are up for grabs, so keep listening for a chance to win!
If you didn’t win a boxed set, but would like info to purchase this amazing collection of CDs, please visit http://classicalfm.ca/shop .