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Postcards from Debussy: Day 2

Posted at 10:07 PM on August 20, 2012 by John Birge

Inspired by Debussy's 150th birthday anniversary this week, every morning at 8:30 we'll play a composition by Debussy inspired by some specific place.

Today it's his piano prelude called "The Hills of Anacapri."

Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples off the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula. It's famous for its gorgeous scenery, delightful climate, and luxurious vegetation. There are two small towns on the island, Capri and Anacapri. Some say that Debussy's title actually came from the label on a bottle of wine. But that won't keep us from taking a tour.
First, listen to Debussy's music, then take a guided tour: