Arts-Scène Diffusion

The Paris of the Roaring Twenties

The Paris of the Roaring Twenties

Fanny Azzuro, piano & François Castang, reciter


Poulenc Perpetual movements n.1 & 2 (1918) 2'
The Tango dancer
Nazareth Odeon (Brazilian tango of 1910) 3'
De Abreu Tico Tico (Brazilian tango from 1917) 3'
Satie The musician's day
Satie The beautiful eccentric n.1 Franco-lunar walk  (1920) 2'
Birth of the band « Apache »
Ravel Sad Birds,
Ultimate portrait of Maurice Ravel
by André Suarez
Ravel Boat on the ocean,
Letter from Maurice Ravel to the National League for the Defense of French Music
Ravel, Alborada del Gracioso
Manuel de Falla about Maurice Ravel
De Falla El Amor Brujo - Danza ritual del fuego
Short text on Albeniz
Albeniz El albaicin
The meeting Maurice Ravel / George Gershwin
Gershwin Preludes n.1,2,3 (7') 
Duke Ellington concert at the Pleyel Hall
Duke Ellington Medley
Gustave Doret "The scandal of the creation of the Rite of Spring"
Kapustin Variations op. 41 7'

Contemporary texts of "The Belle Epoque".
Possible texts in mirror of the musical program:
- For Ravel: a portrait written by Colette or André Suarez
- For Gershwin, a story of his meeting with Ravel in the USA
- A text on the "Apache group" which included all the best composers, writers and painters of the time (memories of Tristan Klingsor ....)
- For Erik Satie: "Children Musicians" or "Animals and Music".
There may also be a text and music score of Satie, such as "The bureaucratic sonatine" of 1914
- For Poulenc, his memories are a bottomless source
- For the Rite of Spring (Nikolai Kapustin), critics of creation are a mine!
- possibilities of texts on the life of musical salons in fashion at this time: at the Countess of Polignac, Anna de Noailles and Madame de Saint Marceau where we find absolutely all the composers who count.
There may also be texts by Valentine Hugo, Leon-Paul Farge, Maurice Delage ....



Colette Chevalier, L'Union, Septembre 2019

François Castang se dit simple mélomane mais il a su transporter l’assemblée dans un monde artistique mêlant littérature et musique de cette époque. Fanny Azzuro, musicienne complète et curieuse, diplômée du conservatoire supérieur de musique de Paris, a ponctué ses récits au piano avec une grande habileté.