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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) ignored the old rules about how to write music and created a brave new world of sonic possibilities.
August 22, 2012 To mark the sesquicentennial of the great French composer, a French piano virtuoso spins his favorite Debussy recordings.
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Steinway technician Stefan Knüpfer discusses the piano with Lang Lang in the new documentary Pianomania.
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June 23, 2011 The new documentary provides a fascinating peek into the specialized world of high-end piano technicians and their fussy customers.
Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes an assortment of French music to WGBH in Boston.
May 13, 2010 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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October 7, 2007 A piano lid with transparent, louvered slats, or "sound mirrors," is changing performances. The Steinway-designed lid makes it easier for pianists to also conduct from the stage, because their view of the orchestra is no longer impeded.
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August 23, 2007 An Etude is basically a practice piece, designed to improve a certain aspect of technique. But the Etudes Claude Debussy composed go far beyond that. Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard unfolds the layers of colorful detail in Debussy's Etudes, in the studio with host Fred Child.
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