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Looking at Debussy and Ravel with the Late Maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos

Spanish conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, who died in June, conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra this past season. The program featured the music of two French composers who wrote and circulated in the same artistic circles in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. During Fruhbeck's visit,  WRTI's Susan Lewis talked with the Maestro about the imagery and musicality of Debussy and Ravel.

On Sunday, August 3, 2014, WRTI re-broadcasts The Philadelphia Orchestra in a concert led by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos. The program includes Debussy's La Mer and  Ravel's Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe, as well as Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole for violin and orchestra.

Listen to more of Susan's interview with Maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos when he was in Philadelphia last season.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.