Debussy in Fin-de-siècle Paris: Clowns, Colonies and Cakewalks with Pianist Catherine Kautsky
March 25 at 7:00 PM EST
Presented by InterHarmony International School of Music in the
Open Master Class Series

Debussy

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A look at Debussy’s piano music as it relates to the Paris of his time. Learn about the ways that Debussy’s music reflects French attitudes toward race, gender, and colonialism. Identify all the myriad references to poems, paintings, fairy tales, and children’s books that are embedded in the Preludes and other piano works. Start to see Debussy as the consummate Parisian and very much a product of his place and time! 

Catherine Kautsky piano
Catherine Kautsky is an active performer lauded by the New York Times as a pianist whose “music spoke directly to the listener, with neither obfuscation nor pretense.” She is chair of the keyboard department at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and previously chaired the keyboard department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, winning honors at both institutions for research, performance, and teaching. She has played and taught across the United States, as well as in Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe, and is known for the lively commentary that accompanies her music. A sabbatical year spent in Paris stimulated her interest in all things French, and thus this book was born. Its musical counterpart is a CD of the complete Debussy Preludes recently issued by Centaur. More about Catherine Kautsky can be found HERE and more about her book, Debussy's Paris can be found HERE.

InterHarmony International School of Music Presents
Open Master Class Series

Learn about the InterHarmony International School of Music Online by attending the Open Master Class Series. These free by RSVP classical music events will showcase IISM Professors. Informative and fun, potential students will get a taste of what it is like to study classical music at IISM.

  • InterHarmony International School of Music Presents: Open Master Class Series: Debussy with Catherine Kautsky

    Open Master Class Series: Debussy in Fin-de-siècle Paris: Clowns, Colonies and Cakewalks with Pianist Catherine Kautsky
    March 25 at 7:00 PM EST

    A look at Debussy’s piano music as it relates to the Paris of his time. Learn about the ways that Debussy’s music reflects French attitudes toward poetry, painting, and culture. Identify all the myriad references to poems, paintings, fairy tales, and children’s books that are embedded in the Preludes and other piano works. Start to see Debussy as the consummate Parisian and very much a product of his place and time!