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Debussy's Erotic 'Epigrams'

Debussy's Erotic 'Epigrams'

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Nina Tichman and David Breitman in Concert on Performance Today - 03/07/2006

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Debussy's Six Antique Epigrams are based on erotic poetry from the sixth century B.C. Nude dancers performed at Debussy's one and only performance of them in 1901. We hear them performed at Music from Salem in New York. Nina Tichman and David Breitman play piano four hands.