It's 100 years since the death of the revered French composer who created a new sound world in classical music.
Claude Debussy (born 22 August 1862 - died 25 March 1918)
Ryan Smith presents 'Debussy as Symbolist'. Audio
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich. Audio
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson look at Impressionism and Music, and in particular the work of 'The Two Claudes'. Audio
Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder at their concert "New Directions", Auckland Town Hall, 5 October 2017. Audio
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson discuss Debussy’s works for the musical stage, in particular his major opera 'Pelléas & Mélisande'. Audio
All too often a great work of art is completely misunderstood when it’s first unveiled. This was true of Claude Debussy’s 'La Mer' when it was premiered in Paris in 1905. Introduction by Indra Hughes.
Inspired by the paintings of Whistler, Debussy creates three moody impressions. Presented by Kenneth Young. Audio
Read Gainsford plays Book 2 of Préludes by Claude Debussy at the Wallace International Piano Festival 2016 in the University of Auckland Music Theatre. Audio
Performed as an encore at an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert, Auckland Town Hall, 15 February 2018. Audio