The Salon of Princesse de Polignac ~ Proust and his vignettes of Debussy, Fauré, Satie and Ravel

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23 April
The Salon of Princesse de Polignac ~ Proust and his vignettes of Debussy, Fauré, Satie and Ravel
2022 is the 100th death anniversary of the great French novelist Marcel Proust.  Known for his seven-volume novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) that features countless references to composers before and of his time - it was in fact at the Parisian music salon of Princesse de Polignac where avant-garde premieres of living French composers were heard - that much of Prousts musical education took place. Join us in a special reminiscence of this Parisian salon and its music that inspired Prousts vignettes of Debussy, Fauré, Satie and Ravel in the most respected novel of the twentieth century !  Visit… for more details ~   Evening Concert 8pm 23 Apr 2022 Ravel Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel FauréRavel Le Tombeau de Couperin Satie Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) Debussy Berceuse héroïqueDebussy Pièce pour le Vêtement du blesséDebussy ÉlégieDebussy Les soirs illuminés par lardeur du charbon Fauré Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major   Concerts for Children The Toys of Claude-Emmas Playroom 10am 24 Apr 2022 for ages 0-6 (40 mins) Debussy wrote and dedicated his Childrens Corner, a six-part piano suite to his three year old daughter Chou-Chou starring a few of her favourite toys !  On this morning, lets meet the toys of Claude-Emmas playroom ~ a clumsy elephant, a gentle porcelain doll and a little shepherd !   Friendships and War 12noon 24 Apr 2022 for ages 6-12 (50 mins) Friendships can be lost and gained in war.  Ravel wrote his Le Tombeau de Couperin as a memorial to seven of his friends who died fighting in World War I.  Debussy wrote his Les soirs illuminés par lardeur du charbon as a gift for his musical coal merchant who had moved scarce fuel to his home during the harsh wartime winter of 1917.  Join us for a morning of learning and reflection !



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