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This Week in Music History: Francis Poulenc is born (1899)

The start of a year, the end of a century: Francis Poulenc was born on January 7, 1899.

A few minutes with composer Camille Pépin

Camille Pépin's Autumn Rhythm was premiered (6 times!) at the International Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition yesterday. She spoke with us just before the big day...

This Week in Music History: Debussy’s La mer premieres (1905)

Debussy began La mer in August 1903. Buoyed by the success of his opera Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902, the composer decided to embark on a set of “three symphonic sketches” inspired by the sea: his second tripartite work for orchestra, following the Nocturnes of 1899.