2000 | 58′ | Language: French, English, German

Claude Debussy, Music can’t be learned…

This film reveal the enigmatic character of Claude Debussy through his writings and the recollections of his contemporaries after the book of Roger Nichols.
2000 | 58′ | Language: French, English, German

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Metropolitan Munchen
Michael Führ

http://www.metropolitanclassic.com/

Partner

CAST

Sergiu Celibidache, Zoltan Kocsis, Svatoslav Richter, Walter Gieseking, E. Ormandy

CREW

Awards and nominations

Screenings and festivals

Classique en image, Louvre, 2000

Claude Debussy, Music can’t be learned…

This film reveal the enigmatic character of Claude Debussy through his writings and the recollections of his contemporaries after the book of Roger Nichols.

The composer Claude Debussy was born near Paris in 1862. As young pupil at the conservatory he composed music, which did not at all correspond to the theory of that time.
He contradicted his teachers by claiming that pleasure is the only „legal“ rule in music and that the feeling for music can not be learned.

Nevertheless Debussy became one of the greatest French composers. He created a music which changed the musical horizon tremendously.
The basis of this documentary are quotations from some of Debussy’s companions; people who met him and those who lived with him.

World Sales

Director

Georges Gachot

Producer

Metropolitan Munchen
Michael Führ

http://www.metropolitanclassic.com/

Partner

CAST

Sergiu Celibidache, Zoltan Kocsis, Svatoslav Richter, Walter Gieseking, E. Ormandy

CREW

Awards and nominations

Screenings and festivals

Classique en image, Louvre, 2000