Daniel Barenboim plays & explains Debussy

Watch Daniel Barenboim share his personal insights into Debussy’s music and his understanding of the “Art of the Prelude”.

  • Les Préludes - Front Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Daniel Barenboim performing © EuroArts Music International

Debussy wanted his piano preludes to be played and listened to privately. This film pays tribute to his wish, featuring Daniel Barenboim interpreting the first book of these delicate musical pieces. Architecture, old photographs, a dancer and pictures of nature appear, evoked by the music and the personal circumstances of the composer's life, with comments by his friends.

Original title Daniel Barenboim plays & explains Debussy - Les Préludes
Genre Recital, Documentary
Production year 1999
Duration 59 mins
Video format NTSC 16:9
Audio format PCM Stereo
Production Company EuroArts Music
Director Paul Smaczny
Composer Claude Debussy
Soloist Daniel Barenboim (piano)



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