DVD
Title
Pelléas & Mélisande
Composer
Claude Debussy 1862-1918
Librettist
Maurice Maeterlinck
Performer
Natalie Dessay  (sopraan) Stéphane Degout  (bariton) Laurent Naouri  (bas) Marie-Nicole Lemieux  (alt) Timothy Mirfin  (bas) Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien Arnold Schönberg Chor  (koor)
Director
Laurent Pelly
Conductor
Bertrand De Billy
Publisher
Virgin, 2009
2 dvd-video's + boekje
Playing time
02:43:00
Note
Ondertiteling: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans
EAN
5099969613791
CDR
DCD0925

About Claude Debussy

(Achille) Claude Debussy (French: [aʃil klod dəbysi]; 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Born to a family of modest means and little cultural involvement, Debussy showed enough musical talent to be admitted at the age of ten to France's leading music college, the Conservatoire de Paris. He originally studied the piano, but found his vocation in innovative composition, despite the disapproval of the Conservatoire's conservative professors. He took many years to develop his mature style, and was nearly 40 when he achieved international fame in 1902 with the only opera he completed, Pelléas et Mélisande.

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