On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the writer Colette, the Ensemble Saôn'Or, accompanied by Catherine Weissmann as a reader, offers you a programme of French songs and melodies illustrated by the reading of texts by the author.
This programme combines literature and music, so closely linked in Colette's life. Music was her "true vocation", she liked to repeat, while adding: "Everyone in my family was a musician". She herself was a good amateur pianist.
During her life, Colette worked with many composers. For Maurice Ravel, she wrote the libretto for the opera "L'enfant et les sortilèges". She met Francis Poulenc, and her complicity with Claude Debussy who, like her, was a music critic, was great.
Colette also made a name for herself on the music hall stage. She kept a fondness for this world, for the artists, and published reviews of shows for the newspapers of the time.
A great admirer of the singer Marie Dubas, she wrote about her: "It is obvious that this young woman, as beautiful as a firebrand, composes a song with the lucidity of an ardent and patient painter.
With Thi-Lien truong, singing / Alexandre Rubi, piano / Catherine Weissmann, reading
On 30/05/2023 at 19:30
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