Smithsonian Institution

Cecilia Dunoyer presents Lecture-Recitals, All-Day Seminars and Workshops at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her presentations on French music are 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 Melodies on the State, 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.