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Concert-lecture Monet-Clemenceau

Friday 8 March 2019, 7pm

François Chaplin (piano) and Jean-Pierre Bouvier (reciter)

On 12 November 1918, the day after the Armistice, Claude Monet offered the first two panels of the Water Lilies to the French State, through the intermediary of Georges Clemenceau, as a symbol of peace and in homage to France’s victory.
To celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the Water Lilies and as part of the ‘Monet/Clemenceau’ display in the collections, the correspondence between the two men will provide an insight into the origins of this exceptional artistic creation by Monet.

Claude Debussy, Arabesque, FL 74, n° 1 / Lili Boulanger, Thème et variations / Gabriel Fauré, Improvisation, op. 84, n° 5 ; Nocturne n°1, en mi bémol mineur, op. 33, n°1 / Maurice Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte pour piano, O 19