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Schumann en miroir

Dichterliebe / Frauenliebe und Leben 

« Toi et ton mari fûtes les plus belles expériences de ma vie,

sa plus grande richesse,  sa plus noble signification. »

(J. Brahms)

Œuvres de Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann et Johannes Brahms

Dichterliebe op.48 Frauenliebe und Leben  op.42 Lieder  op.12 et 13 

Zigeunerlieder  op.103 Duos op. 28


Laura Presti : mezzo-soprano

Eric Beillevaire :  baryton-basse 

Olivier Mallory : piano

Laura PRESTI, mezzo-soprano

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7-03-2015, 05:43
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Il y a 150 ans disparaissait l’homme qui offrit aux aveugles le métier d’accordeur-facteur de pianos…

Rachida Dati, marraine de l’événement, est heureuse de vous inviter aux événements commémoratifs

du 5 au 11 mars dans le 7e !

L’Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles de Paris, l'Association Valentin Hauy, le

Groupement des Intellectuels Aveugles ou Amblyopes, l’Association nationale Voir

Ensemble et l’Atelier d’Euterpe, celebreront le cent-cinquantieme anniversaire de la

disparition d’un homme remarquable, meconnu a ce jour du grand public : Claude Montal

(1800-1865).

Remarquable inventeur

Inventeur a nul autre pareil, aveugle des la petite enfance, createur de la classe ≪ accord-facture de

piano ≫ au sein de l’Institut national des jeunes aveugles, il devint un industriel de renom, avant

d’etre nomme en 1853 ≪ facteur officiel ≫ de Napoleon III et de l’imperatrice Eugenie.

Medaille aupres des plus hautes instances de son temps, Academie de l’Industrie, Societe

d’Encouragements pour l’Industrie Nationale, Societe Libre des Beaux-arts, Athenee des

Arts, Expositions industrielles et Expositions Universelles, Claude Montal represente

emblematiquement l’≪ Aveugle utile ≫ qu’evoquera Maurice de la Sizeranne, le fondateur de

l’Association Valentin Hauy.

Non seulement il a cree un nouveau metier qu’allaient illustrer de nombreux accordeurs non

voyants, mais il a ete l’un des premiers aveugles qui a contribue a changer le regard de la societe

sur le handicap.

L’occasion pour un public de tous ages de decouvrir la facture des ateliers Claude Montal et le

monde musical francais du XIXe siecle.

ہ découvrir du 5 au 11 mars !

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21-02-2015, 13:18
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China, the world's largest producer of pianos, has an output of 376,000 units in 2013, almost 80percent of the world's total. Xinhua

 

A growing number of families in China are able to afford a piano and lessons for their children. In 2013, the ownership of pianos had grown to three pianos for every 100 urban households, according to a report by marketresearchreports.biz, and the number is expected to rise to four by 2020. But there is still a big gap between China and developed countries (20 to 30 pianos per 100 households) in terms of piano ownership, which means there is still great potential for growth, the report concluded...

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3-02-2015, 09:55
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Exquisite Fine art cased piano by Erard serial number 79198 made in the year 1899,

sold by Boudet Paris high end luxury furniture boutique.

A fine French ormolu-mounted mahogany, satinwood and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry-inlaid upright piano.
The movement by Erard, The case attributed to Alfred Beurdeley, Paris, Dated 1899.

 

Exquisite Fine art cased piano by Erard serial number ***** made in the year 1899...sold by Boudet Paris high end luxury furniture boutique

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30-01-2015, 05:11
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Grand piano ca. 1840
Érard & Co., London
Wood, various materials; L. of case (perpendicular to keyboard) 97 1/4 in. (247 cm); W. of case (parallel to keyboard) 58 7/8 in. (149.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Henry McSweeney, 1959 (59.76)

 

Sébastien Érard (1752–1831), who made his first piano in 1777, manufactured harps and pianos, and published music. Founding his firm in Paris in 1768, he served many French aristocrats: the duchesse de Villeroy provided him with a workshop, and he designed a special transposing piano for Marie Antoinette. The French Revolution seriously impaired sales (many of Érard's early instruments were confiscated from the aristocracy and burned), so he opened a second manufacturing and sales facility in London.

 

Érard's first pianos featured an English-style action (key mechanism), but by 1822 his brother and business partner Pierre had patented an improved mechanism featuring a double escapement, to permit players to repeat notes with greater speed and control. This action, with a few refinements, is used in today's grand pianos.

 

The cast iron frame had been patented in America in 1825, but European piano makers hesitated to adopt this feature (Conrad Graf continued to make wood cases until about 1840). In 1825, the Érard firm patented a frame constructed of iron bars and plates. While not as rigid and effective as the cast iron frame, the bolted-on iron bars, mounted both above and below the soundboard, greatly improved tuning stability. Many prominent musicians, including Haydn and Beethoven, used Érard pianos. Liszt made his sensational Paris and London debuts on Érard pianos fitted with the newly invented double-repetition action...

 


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