Debussy, Wagner, and Le roi Arthus By Steven Huebner, McGill University Written for the concert Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music, performed on Feb 4, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. I often see Debussy. He is very sorry that I am refusing to listen to his “Pelléas et Mélisande.” In truth, such…

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Le roi Arthus (1895) By John Ashbery, Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Languages & Literature, Bard College Written for the concert Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music, performed on Feb 4, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Chausson is hardly an unknown composers. His Poème for violin and orchestra is still a…

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