School of music
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Marianne Wheeldon: Debussy's Legacy—Keeping a Composer's Memory Alive
Fame is a fickle thing. Even Claude Debussy experienced a sharp decline in popularity at the end of his life. It took the valiant work of friends, family, and devoted followers known as Debussyists to rehabilitate and then firmly anchor Debussy’s reputation for posterity. Marianne Wheeldon, author of "Debussy's Legacy and the Construction of Reputation," joins us to discuss this effort. —Original airdate: 12/1/2017

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