the only thing i can't stand about this documentary is having to suffer thru Karajan conducting Debussy
I think if Debussy was alive today, he would make some deep ambient music.
Thank you for this! so little docs about debussy
I love Debussy as much as the next person, but he sure as hell did not invent jazz.
one of the best composers of all time in music history. Debussy style is so melodic and unique
What is the painting of the hawk with man's head?
A gorgeous introduction to the depth of the soul, genius of Claude Debussy.I am awestruck today as I was when first these masterpieces some 50 years ago.
4:14 Michel Béroff : "Passepied" from Suite Bergamasque
@5:30 talks about debussy interest in far eastern sounds musicI can hear it even now
claude debussy had some asian in him
Credits indicate that this video is a French production from 1998.
Docu-dramas about music and musicians are like television court-room dramas. The reality of the process is much duller, far less dramatic and impressive, than the portrayal. The art is great, and our experience of it is exaltation, but the creative process itself is quite often painstaking and tedious.
All the greatest works are controversial and usually condemned by critics
Anyone know who the narrator is? Is it John Hurt?
Very groovy documentary for a very groovy man!
Can someone tell me which piece plays in the background beginning at 2:22?
this was a perfect resumé of a perfect musician, so sad he couldn't live a century later. 🙁
To say Debussy created jazz is a stretch and reaching by far. But it is certain that he added to jazz's rhythmic and harmonic language as, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and Chick Corea are all influenced by him
is John De Lancie narrating this?
Genius and brilliant. Thank you for posting this.
pictural creationners entered the same path to fantasy inside brain : cubism, fauvism, expressionnism.
It amazes me how, although criticized and misunderstood, a composer was able to assemble a 40 piece orchestra to even play it. Today its impossible. I think had he lived today he would have only had his works performed by computer.
I think he would have loved modern methods of synthesis, such as Additive, Vector, Wavetable, FM, etc. blending new instruments with the colours of the orchestra.
"Debussy created jazz without even realizing it…" No – no he did not. Golliwog's Cakewalk was an homage to ragtime, which had already been sweeping through Western culture for a decade as a popular trend. And if that quote was taken out of context, referring to his harmonies and improvisatory melodism and their relation to jazz, then it was jazz artists who borrowed those features later – but that's still not jazz.
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