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

April 23, 2022 - April 24, 2022

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 Proust’s musical education took place.

Join us in a special reminiscence of this Parisian salon and its music that inspired Proust’s vignettes of Debussy, Fauré, Satie and Ravel in the most respected novel of the twentieth century !  Visit https://www.chambermusicarts.com.sg/2022/03/thesalon-23-24-apr-2022/ for more details ~


Evening Concert

8pm 23 Apr 2022

Ravel Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Satie Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)

Debussy Berceuse héroïque
Debussy Pièce pour le Vêtement du blessé
Debussy Élégie
Debussy Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon

Fauré Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major


Concerts for Children

The Toys of Claude-Emma’s Playroom
10am 24 Apr 2022 for ages 0-6 (40 mins)

Debussy wrote and dedicated his Children’s Corner, a six-part piano suite to his three year old daughter ‘Chou-Chou’ starring a few of her favourite toys !  On this morning, let’s meet the toys of Claude-Emma’s 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 l’ardeur 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 !


April 23, 2022
April 24, 2022
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Chamber Music and Arts Singapore
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Evening Concert 23 April 2022 8pm Concerts for Children 24 April 2022 10am 24 April 2022 12nn


Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Dr
Singapore, 038981 Singapore
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