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Audible inspiration at Hyde Degas exhibit

Intimate Hyde exhibit reveals Edgar Degas’ intense love of music

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Think Edgar Degas and visions of ballerinas dance across the mind’s eye. His paintings capture dancers balancing on one foot, spinning en masse across a stage, their billowing layers of tutu tulle. Ballet was not the primary subject that guided the painter’s hand. Degas discovered dance through music — the sounds of which spanned his lifetime. “Degas, the man, was profoundly musical,” said Degas scholar Richard Kendall. “I’ve been working for decades on Degas. I ...

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