• Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune: A Video Introduction

    In Carnegie Hall's continuing A Golden Age of Music series, our Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen and Sir Simon Rattle of the Berliner Philharmoniker introduce Debussy's sensual Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune—arguably the French composer's most beloved and influential score.

    Composed to precede a stage reading of a poem titled "The Afternoon of a Faun" by Debussy's Symbolist colleague Stéphane Mallarmé, Geffen calls it "a velvet revolution" and describes it as "about the 11 most perfect minutes you can spend listening to anything in a concert hall."


    A Golden Age of Music
    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
    February 23, Berliner Philharmoniker