|Claude Debussy: Children's Corner Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), edited by Maurice Hinson. Collection for solo piano. Series: Alfred Masterworks Editions. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.667)|
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Saturday, January 13, 2007
I've always admired Cortot's Debussy playing. So what a surprise it was earlier today to come across this rare film from France of an enactment of Debussy's Children's Corner as played by Cortot. The film's credits list early film critic and Ravel student Emile Vuillermoz as well as avant-garde filmmaker Marcel L'Herbier as the creators. There is no date listed anywhere for this film, but it appears to have been made in the early days of talking pictures--early 30's perhaps? This also might qualify as one of the earliest "music videos" ever made. Enjoy.