Join us for the exciting premiere of Susan Waterfall’s new film The Life and Art of Claude Debussy. Immerse yourself in the composer’s world, and enhance your experience of the many Debussy offerings in this summer’s Festival: the Festival Orchestra’s Afternoon of a Faun, the Calder’s performance of the String Quartet, Spencer Myer’s Pour le Piano, and the two narrated chamber music concerts Breakfast with Chou-Chou and Sounds and Perfumes of Evening.
Waterfall’s fascinating film offers you an overview of Debussy’s major works and relationships, with over 125 photographs and images, and excerpts from 18 works. You are guaranteed a pleasurable afternoon in the Belle Époque, learning how Debussy’s beautiful and radical music gave birth to 20th century modernism.
Written and directed by Susan Waterfall.
Art and photograph collection by Mina Cohen.
Filmed and edited by Julian Pollack.