Smithsonian Institution

Cecilia Dunoyer presents Lecture-Recitals, All-Day Seminars and Workshops at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her presentations on French music combine lecture with live performances and visual illustrations.

Sample titles of these presentations include:

  • Claude Debussy and a Fantasy of the Senses
  • A Century of French Music: Saint-Saens to Messiaen
  • Romanticism with a French Twist
  • The Spanish Influence and Debussy
  • Orientalism, Hokusai and the Sea (La Mer)
  • Fin-de-Siècle Dream, Mystery and Eroticism
  • The Enchanted Forest of Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Debussy's Love Affair with Russia and the Far East
  • Debussy and Ravel Contrasted
  • Ravel: Electrifying Virtuosity and Orchestration
  • Maurice Ravel: Genius of La Belle Epoque
  • French Mélodies on the Stage, in Salons and the Music Hall
  • 1920s Paris, from the Cafés to the Stage
  • Erik Satie: Charlatan or Genius?
  • Francis Poulenc and the Poets
  • Intensity and Subtleties of Gabriel Fauré
  • French Chamber Music

For a list of upcoming lectures and seminars, please click here.