The Ateliers de la Fondation Napoléon are a series of round-table study days that offer the opportunity to participate in relaxed, constructive and instructive debate and discussion on Napoleonic topics. Each discussion will be preceded by an introduction from one of our experts.
These study days are organised by the Fondation Napoléon in partnership with the Bibliothèque Paul Marmottan and are open to the general public. Registration is necessary in order to attend. Registration is open between 10am and 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be done by phoning Pauline Lefevbre on +33 (0)1 56 43 46 00. Another study day is planned for later on in 2009, on the subject of literature.
Programme, 24 March 2009
"Experience" of music in France during the Napoleonic period
Study day organised by Peter Hicks and led by Thierry Lentz
9.45am Welcome from Thierry Lentz, of the Fondation Napoléon and Nathalie Bocher, of the Bibliothèque Marmottan
10am Introduction from David Chaillou and Peter Hicks
10.20am La romance, by Laura Schnapper
10.50am La musique qui raconte l'époque, by Peter Hicks
11.20am Le concert instrumental, by Hervé Odéon
12.15pm Lunch break
2pm La vie musicale des salons impériaux sous l'Empire de Joséphine, Elisa et Pauline, by Bernard Chevallier
2.30pm La musique d'église, by Yves Bruley
3pm L'opéra italien à Paris, by Jean Mongrédien
3.30pm L'opéra de Paris, by David Chaillou
4pm Debate and closing words
The talks will be supported by recorded musical extracts and live performances.
Tuesday 24 March 2009, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bibliothèque Paul Marmottan
7 place Denfert-Rochereau
+33 (0)1 41 10 24 70
- Metro station Boulogne Jean-Jaurès; upon exiting, take rue du Château to place Denfert-Rochereau.
- Bus n° 52, Denfert-Rochereau stop