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INTIMATE DIARY OF GEORGE SAND: Reading Marie-Christine Barrault, Piano Interludes Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury

INTIMATE DIARY OF GEORGE SAND: Reading Marie-Christine Barrault, Piano Interludes Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury

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George Sand & Chopin Weekend: First Evening

The Intimate Diary of George Sand

Excerpts read by Marie-Christine Barrault, accompanied on the piano by Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury

Adapted by Aude de Tocqueville

1h15 without intermission

“The flavor and relevance of George Sand's words read, one should rather say experienced, by Marie-Christine Barrault, as she inhabits them with all her soul and gives them flesh, was an enchantment. Story interspersed with music by Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Beethoven and Pauline Viardot, interpreted with grace and subtlety by Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury. An exceptional duo! »

Nearly two hundred years ago, the novels of George Sand (1804-1876) fascinated the public, but her life as an openly independent woman shocked a society steeped in morality and conformism. Today, we hardly read his novels anymore but we remain captivated by the modernity of his intimate writings. Dreamy and imaginative, generous and indomitable, touchingly frank and honest, this passionate lover goes through joys and trials with the same taste for happiness which she defined as “acceptance of life, whatever it may be.” »

Marie-Christine Barrault

Marie-Christine Barrault began a career in theater and television after leaving the Paris Conservatory of Dramatic Art in 1965. She then defended texts by Max Frish, Corneille, Nathalie Sarraute, Paul Claudel, Anton Tchekhov, Eugène O 'Neill, Marguerite Duras..., under the guidance of demanding directors, Gabriel Garran, Roger Planchon, Raymond Rouleau, Jacques Rosner... She never stops being on stage, alternating various texts, and also records songs and stories musical. In 2022 and 2023, she is at the Odéon, in Une Mort dans la famille, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin.

Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury

A rare and demanding musician, Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury has always favored musical and sound research through an approach that differentiates her from many pianists of her generation... After obtaining a Concert License at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and a Premier Prize for Virtuosity at the Geneva Conservatory with the highest distinctions, it was with Jean Fassina that she undertook a long work based on the great Polish piano school from Chopin. She was noticed by György Cziffra who offered her the first part of one of his recitals. Since then, associated with big names such as Jean-Pierre Wallez, Susan Graham, Marie-Christine Barrault, Lambert Wilson and Dame Felicity Lott, her career has taken her to the most prestigious venues. She is a guest at numerous festivals and her records have been unanimously praised by critics.

His opus “Variations des Cimes”, dedicated to the great variations of César Franck, Bach-Busoni, Brahms and Liszt, received the “Maestro” mention from Piano Magazine.

Aude de Tocqueville

Aude de Tocqueville is the author of numerous historical and artistic works. Since 2010, she has worked to rediscover the painter and photographer Georges Gasté, through a biography, exhibitions and, in the theatrical field, a play. For the stage, she also adapted Reynaldo Hahn's correspondence with Marcel Proust, "A Friendship in Music".

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