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Proust: The rediscovered concert


Accueil Proust: The rediscovered concert 2022


Théotime Langlois de Swarte Violin

Tanguy de Williencourt Piano



A musical evening in the belle époque.


In the summer of 1907, Marcel Proust invited his friends to a private concert at the Ritz, following a society dinner. We’re fully in the style of the Salons Parisiens, where chamber music reigns in the hearts of the characters in À la recherche du temps perdu. Here is the rediscovered program for this concert, as precious as a fine dinner. Let Baron de Charlus – an excellent pianist – guide you through the works of Fauré, Chopin, Wagner and Reynaldo Hahn, whose heady flavors run through Du côté de chez Swann. This exceptional moment – and its period agape – will take place in one of the most unexpected rooms of the Château de Versailles: the Salon, covered with Winterhalter’s magnificent full-length portraits of King Louis-Philippe and the royal family. In its most intimate setting, Versailles celebrates the centenary of Proust’s death with an evening like no other…


Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)

Chloris (arrangement)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Adagio Cantabile: 2nd movement of the sonata Pathétique Op.13

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Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Des Abends (In the evening) : From Fantasiestücke op. 12


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Prelude op. 28 no. 15


François Couperin (1668-1733)

Les Barricades mystérieuses: Second livre de pièces de clavecin (Ordre VI, n°5)


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Berceuse for violin and piano Op. 16

Après un rêve (arrangement): From Trois Mélodies, Op. 7

Nocturne n°6, op. 63


Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Isoldens Liebestod (Death and transfiguration of Yseult): from Tristan und Isolde

Transcription by Franz Liszt, S. 447


Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)

L’Heure exquise (arrangement): Excerpt from Chansons grises


Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Sonata for violin and piano no.1: Op.13 in A major

Allegro molto


Scherzo. Allegro Vivo

Finale. Allegro quasi presto

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The Winterhalter Room of the Château de Versailles

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