Sa parure, sa chevelure flottante

2018

for violin and piano (2018)

(to Jean-Frédéric Molard and Jean-Noël Remiche)

Compositeur(s)
Instruments
Violon
Piano
Numéro
5
Durée
7 minutes
Effectif
violin and piano
Date de création
Program

Sa parure, sa chevelure flottante
(Her parure, her flowing coiffure)

for violin and piano (2018)

Words from De l'éducation des femmes by 18th century author Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, who, next to his Liaisons dangereuses, starts to reflect on the status of the female in the path of the Enlightments. He draws a parallel between the woman with « the parure and the flowing coiffure, the one whose perfume is a bath of crystal-clear water » and the imperative necessity of giving her access to an education which was forbidden until then.
Revolutionary thoughts, a kind of #metoo from way back. A radical manifesto that contrasts with the sensual curves of the Art Nouveau, expressed through the music of a Debussy (on the occasion of his centennial) ; a distant source of inspiration for this work of deep intimacy. Music with delicacy, addressed to whose who accept the echoes of the past in order to discover the pulse of a future world.
Dare the tenderness !

 

 

 

Partition (obsolète)