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Bernstein on Debussy

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Bernstein delineates the architecture of misdirection as expressed in Debussy‘s Afternoon of a Faun .

“The Last ditch effort to diatonically contain the ever increassing chromatic density of the last decade of the 19th Century”. Excerpt from lecture 4 “The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity”

from the 1973 Harvard Lectures

The video is in 2 parts :

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