Happy Birthday Claude Debussy!

August 22, 2011 marks the 149th Anniver­sary of the birth of one of the most influ­en­tial com­posers of all time: Claude Debussy.

Today’s pro­gram on Radio Riel’s Main stream is a trib­ute to Debussy in which we fea­ture not only his works, but the music of the 20th Cen­tu­ry com­posers whom he influ­enced.

The inspi­ra­tion from Debussy’s ground­break­ing work affect­ed not only Mod­ern Clas­si­cal music com­posers, but also Jazz com­posers. Because of this you will hear a mélange of music today, from Erik Satie to Thelo­nius Monk. From Igor Stravinky to George Gersh­win. From Pierre Boulez to Her­bie Han­cock. Then add in some Art of Noise. We hope you enjoy this wide vari­ety of music that all stems from the genius of Claude Debussy.

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at http://main.radioriel.org. Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

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