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Catherine Kautsky signs and discusses “Debussy’s Paris”

Left Bank Books welcomes author and pianist Catherine Kautsky, who will sign and discuss her new book, "Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque,: with St. Louis Post-Dispatch theater critic Judith Newmark!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Debussy's Paris" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Claude Debussy's exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes. Written in Paris at the height of the Belle Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians' enjoyment of such delights as clowns, mermaids, eccentric dances, and the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe. "Debussy's Paris" explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism, colonial domination, and nationalistic hostility. Pianist Catherine Kautsky reveals little-known elements of Parisian culture and weaves the music, the man, the city, and the era into an indissoluble whole.

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Event Date 03-12-2018 7:00 pm
Left Bank Books - West End
399 North Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108 US
Left Bank Books - West End
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