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Piano Masterclass with George Lepauw

Claude Debussy (c) Fondation Paul Sacher, Bâle, Collection Igor Strawinsky

Prominent French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) brought a seminal force to modern music of the 20th century. To celebrate his work, masterpieces and influence on major composers, painters and writers, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French-American Piano Society present a series of events from May 8-10, 2018.


PIANO MASTERCLASS
with George Lepauw

Attend a special master class with George Lepauw and Brooklyn Music School students in a unique Spanish-style theater in the heart of Brookyn!


“A prodigious pianist and a cultural activist who likes to shake it up!” (Chicago Tribune)

George Lepauw obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a double major in English Literature and History, and received his Master of Music in Piano Performance from Northwestern University. He is a founding member of the Chicago Ideas Co-op, a leadership committee of the Chicago Ideas Festival. His creative projects include recordings, films, and multimedia explorations on Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Debussy’s and Chopin’s Preludes, and Beethoven’s Sonatas.

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) was a French composer who had an important influence on the modern music of the 20th century. He developed a highly original system of harmony and musical structure that expressed in many respects the ideals to which the Impressionist and Symbolist painters and writers of his time aspired. His major works include Clair de lune (“Moonlight,” in Suite bergamasque, 1890–1905), Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (1902), and La Mer (1905; “The Sea”).

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