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"La sonata de Vinteuil", from fiction to reality

2021-10-18T16:22:07.550Z

MUSIC - “The Proust Album”, by pianist Shani Diluka, and the show “Proust en Chausson (s)” soon at the Cortot room show that this musical piece is still fascinating.



Was Marcel Proust trying to cover his tracks when, in April 1918, he gave the future academician Jacques de Lacretelle some leads as to the sources of his famous Vinteuil sonata? In any case, by summoning out of the blue the first

Sonata for violin and piano

by Saint-Saëns or that of Franck, the

Ballade

by Fauré, the

32nd piano sonata

by Beethoven or excerpts from

Parsifal

and

Lohengrin

, the author only further aroused the curiosity of music lovers, musicians and all lovers of

In Search of Lost Time

.

As the 150th anniversary of the writer's birth draws to a close (and we are heading towards the centenary of his death in 2022), a record and a Parisian show bear witness, with as much intelligence as sensitivity. , of this fascination that lasts.

Imaginary encounter

In stores on October 29, pianist Shani Diluka's latest album thus imagines a daring rapprochement between Proust's intimate friend, Reynaldo Hahn, whose

Nocturne en mi

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Source: lefigaro

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