Monday, March 12, 7pm
Left Bank Books
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!
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 Epoque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians' enjoyment of the city's delights. 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.
"Kautsky has written a wonderful book, a kind of total immersion in the Debussyan magic, and in the endless fascination of fin-de-siècle Paris . . . I was entranced and delighted throughout." —Richard Goode, Grammy Award–winning concert pianist
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.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.