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Sunday Music – Musical Impressions

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

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Paul Cézanne's 'Montagne Sainte-Victoire with large Pine', painted circa 1887. An impressionist view of a distant mountain, the sky covered by the branch of a pine tree whose boughs rhyme with the rolling landscape.

Paul Cézanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire with large Pine (c.1887), oil on canvas, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

  • Sunday 23 April 2017
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Room 6, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speakers include

  • Dr Charlotte de Mille: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Ticket / entry details:

Free with Gallery admission

This recital explores the music of Claude Debussy and his French colleagues Jacques de la Presle, Henriette Renié and Pierre Sancan. Debussy would rather have aligned himself with Symbolism or Fauvism than Impressionism in art, seeing his use of harmonic dissonances and rhythmic complexity to have more similarity with those schools. Today, we consider Debussy alongside works by Gauguin in The Courtauld collection, and with another of his contemporaries, Paul Cézanne.

Elizabeth Bass is a current student at Royal Academy of Music and winner of the Silver Medal at the International Harp Competition, Bloomington, 2016.

Elizabeth Bass, Harp

Curated by Dr Charlotte de Mille

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