The composer Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en Laye, a few miles outside Paris, in 1862. While a pupil at the Conservatoire, he composed music that did not conform to the theory of the times. He contradicted his teachers by claiming that pleasure was the only valid rule of music, and that music could not be learned. Debussy was to become one of the greatest French composers, creating works which threw open entirely new musical horizons.
This fascinating documentary from 2000 gives deep insights into the life of Claude Debussy based on reports by those who encountered Claude Debussy such as Eric Satie, George Copeland and Marguerite Long.
Filmmaker Georges Gachot is famous for his intense portraits of artists and musicians, he is the winner of the prestigious “Prix Italia”.
This documentary includes 3 language versions (English, German, French)
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound formats DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Languages: English, French, German
Booklet notes: English, French, German
Running time: 59 mins documentary, 15 mins bonus
German FSK: 0