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Claude Debussy - Music cannot be learned

Zoltán Kocsis
A film by Georges Gachot

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 gives deep insights into the life and work of Claude Debussy based on reports by those who encountered the great composer.

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Debussy: Childrens Corner

Facts DVD

Item number
2066718
UPC number
880242667182
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Release
Total running time
70 mins
Details running time
59 mins (Documentary), 15 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles
English, French, German
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1