Monday, April 02, 2018

Debussy's Paris - Book event with author Catherine Kautsky, Apr. 11th at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes author and pianist Catherine Kautsky as she discusses her book, "Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque". She will also perform some related piano selections.

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***

About the book:

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 Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians' enjoyment of such delights as clowns, mermaids, eccentric dances, and the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque 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. Debussy left no avenue unexplored, and his piano works present a sweeping overview of the passions, vices, and obsessions of the era. 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. Her portrait will delight anyone who has ever been entranced by Debussy's music or the city that inspired it.

About the author:

Catherine Kautsky is chair of keyboard at Lawrence University and has been lauded by the New York Times as "a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers." Visit to enjoy Kautsky's performance of many of Debussy's works, as well as additional artworks, poems, and primary source materials from this book.

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We hope to see you!

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)