Manet, Music and Modern Life
1 February 2013
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873. Oil on canvas, 93.3 x 111.5 cm.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W. Havemeyer, 1956.10.1. Photo courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington Listen to this talk
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Please note: For copyright reasons we are unable to include the music in this podcast. For a list of the pieces played please see below:
Bizet, Habanera from Carmen
Léo Delibe, 'Sous le dôme épais' from Lakmé Hector Berlioz
'L'Absence' from Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, sung by Edmond Clement
Gabriel Faure, Pavane Op. 50 Wagner, "Bacchanale" from "Tannhäuser" (Paris Version)
Jules Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs
Manet’s depictions of leisure range from Parisian cafés and bars, to informal scenes in parks and gardens. Musicologist Gulliver Ralston brings musicians to the Royal Academy to perform and talk about the soundscapes of these remarkable paintings.