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Celebrating the Centennial of Debussy's 'La Mer'

Celebrating the Centennial of Debussy's 'La Mer'

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Celebrating the Centennial of Debussy's 'La Mer'

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A century ago, Claude Debussy's symphonic tone poem "La Mer" premiered in Paris. Conductors Pierre Boulez and David Robertson talk about the subtle and impressionistic harmonies of this milestone piece. And a performance by the Central German Radio Symphony comes to us from Leipzig, with Fabio Luisi conducting.

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