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'Debussy's music was so beautiful, so evocative and so French'

Influential French composer Claude Debussy wrote his music in the 19th and 20th centuries, but his work is still celebrated today. This year, France is marking the centenary of his death with a series of concerts. Irish pianist Thérèse Fahy is leading those performances. She sat down for a chat with FRANCE 24 about why Debussy was so radical, her own musical career, and whether classical music is too inaccessible.

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You can catch the final performance of Ireland’s Tombeau to Debussy on October 26, 2018.

It’s at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 Rue des Irlandais, Paris 5ème at 7:30 pm.

The programme includes Debussy's Children’s Corner Suite and his dazzlingly virtuosic piece L’Isle Joyeuse.

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