Claude Debussy (1862-1918) ignored the old rules about how to write music and created a brave new world of sonic possibilities. adoc-photos/Corbis hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Guest DJ: Decoding Debussy With Pierre-Laurent Aimard

To mark the sesquicentennial of the great French composer, a French piano virtuoso spins his favorite Debussy recordings.

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Piano Francais

WGBH Radio

The French pianist focuses on modern music from his homeland, playing short pieces by Ravel, Boulez and Messiaen at the WGBH studio in Boston.

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