Leonard Bernstein conducts the Orchestra Dell'accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
'I truly admire this orchestra and hope it becomes better known abroad,' confided Leonard Bernstein in 1989 to the audience in Rome's Auditorio Pio before his concert of works by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with the prestigious 'Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia.' In the words of Rome's 'Il Giornale,' Bernstein served up a 'Debussy that is neither ethereal nor shapeless, but uncommonly vital, caught in the full light of noon.'
As a member of the impressionist school of classical music -- which followed
19th century impressionist painting -- Claude Debussy authored a series of orchestral works that seemed designed to conjure up visual worlds of sound. In this concert film -- an homage to Debussy -- maestro Leonard Bernstein conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in performances of several such works by Debussy. The selections include Images, Prélude à l'Après-Midi d'un Faune, and La Mer.
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|Date published||11 Apr 2011|