Debussy

1:00pm

Mon August 10, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, August 10, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony pianist Hélène Grimaud joins guest conductor Lionel Bringuier for a work by Brahms with emotion too big to be confined to two pianos. It's the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor by Brahms, along with the aural kinetic Sculpture of Henri Dutilleux called Métaboles, and Maurice Ravel's twisted tribute to the waltz king in his La Valse. Also, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in a performance of Debussy's Nocturnes.

8:00pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Savannah Music Festival

Savannah Music Festival: Ebene Quartet

Airs Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m. A SMF performance of the Ebene's Quartet critically-acclaimed French program. The string quartets written in the late 19th and early 20th century by Debussy and Ravel both dazzled and disturbed people in their first performances. Debussy's fantastic, spiraling variations were shocking, but the exotic beauty of his writing excited many (including the young Ravel). Over time, passionate arguments by music aficionados over the relative merits of the compositions of Debussy and Ravel would eventually lead to the termination of their friendship. In this episode, we listen to two French masterworks by Debussy and Ravel respectively, played by the Ebene Quartet during the Savannah Music Festival.

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11:00am

Thu June 18, 2015
Carnegie Hall Live

Carnegie Hall Live: Great American Orchestras II with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Airs Thursday, June 18, at 11 p.m. On this week's Carnegie Hall Live we celebrate Great American Orchestras with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Muti who will lead the orchestra in Mendelssohn's Meeresstille und glücklicheFahrt, Op. 27; Debussy's La mer; and the Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, The Divine Poem by Scriabin. Jeff Spurgeon will host and is joined by Isaac Mizrahi.

11:00am

Mon May 25, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.

11:00am

Mon May 18, 2015
San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in one of Gustav Mahler's most personal musical statements, his Symphony No. 9 in D major, full of farewells and transitions while grasping strongly at life and accepting mortality. Also on the program La Mer by Claude Debussy.

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