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The Resource Daniel Barenboim, face to face, Paul Smaczny, director ; EuroArts Music International, Brilliant media, Videal

Daniel Barenboim, face to face, Paul Smaczny, director ; EuroArts Music International, Brilliant media, Videal

Label
Daniel Barenboim, face to face
Title
Daniel Barenboim, face to face
Statement of responsibility
Paul Smaczny, director ; EuroArts Music International, Brilliant media, Videal
Title variation
Face to face
Contributor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Interviewee
Production company
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Daniel Barenboim invites us to discover the imaginary world of Claude Debussy. "Face to face" is how Claude Debussy had imagined Book I of his Preludes would be played rather than in a concert hall, even if he premiered these pieces himself in public. A few decades later (Book I of the Preludes was composed between December 1909 and February 1910), filmmaker Paul Smaczny fulfils the musician's dream by having the twelve preludes from Book I performed by Daniel Barenboim in the privacy of house of art deco design. A dancer, canvasses and readings are interspersed in the film the form of which is already an invitation to explore a Debussy fantasy. But, beyond the concert, the documentary sketches a portrait of Claude Debussy through the tender mockeries of Erik Satie for his "colleague," the memories full of champagne of Stravinsky and many quotations by him that help to appreciate the music better. According to him "there is no Debussy school. I have no disciple. I am myself & The music is a mysterious form of mathematics the elements of which have something of the infinite." These mathematics are even more mysterious as far as he is concerned, and it is extremely difficult to put them into words. Daniel Barenboim, in addition to playing the Preludes with elegance and subtlety, focuses on trying to pierce the Debussy secret. "Debussy defined himself as a French musician. But what is that? The possibility of associating unbridled imagination and a mind of mathematical precision." Excerpts from: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, C. Debussy, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Georges Prêtre; Nuages (Nocturnes), C. Debussy, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado; Sonate pour flûte, alto et harpe, C. Debussy, Anna Garzuly, Karl Suske, Cornelia Smaczny
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English and French; French with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Daniel Barenboim, piano
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1862-1918
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smaczny, Paul
  • Barenboim, Daniel
  • Debussy, Claude
  • EuroArts Music International GmbH
  • Brilliant Media
  • Videal (Firm)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Debussy, Claude
  • Composers
  • Piano music
Technique
live action
Label
Daniel Barenboim, face to face, Paul Smaczny, director ; EuroArts Music International, Brilliant media, Videal
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/d-barenboim-face-to-face
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
292
System control number
  • ocn956370181
  • (OCoLC)956370181
Video recording format
other
Label
Daniel Barenboim, face to face, Paul Smaczny, director ; EuroArts Music International, Brilliant media, Videal
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/d-barenboim-face-to-face
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
292
System control number
  • ocn956370181
  • (OCoLC)956370181
Video recording format
other

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