Wed 27 - Fri 29 May

The Parisian Musical & Artistic Milieu

Talk & Concert

Myriam Chimènes is an expert of French music social history between 1870 and 1970. She will talk about sponsorship and contemporary music in Paris from Belle Epoque to the 50’s. Then, Paul Roberts, a leading exponent of French piano music, will conduct a concert-talk. Performing Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel and extracts from Preludes and Etudes by Debussy, he will share his knowledge on these great works revealing the many textures, colours and moods to be enjoyed from such amazing pieces.

Wed 27 May | talk: 5.30pm | concert: 7.30pm
in French & English | £12, members £10, students £5 (student tickets only available at the box-office)


Organised in collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Institute of Musical Research, this conference will explore the Parisian musical and artistic milieu in the 1900-1950. It aims to investigate the music of the period as well as its interactions with the visual arts, literature and dance while considering the socio-political history that drew to Paris leading creative artists of the age from across Europe and North America. Myriam Chimènes (Director of Research, CNRS) will be the keynote speaker.

Thu 28 & Fri 29 May | in English | £40 for the two days | limited number of places available

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