To be confirmed
NEXT SESSIONS - PENDENT REVISAR
03/28 El cantó de Guermantes
04/11 Sodoma i Gomorra
05/09 La presonera
05/16 Albertine desapareguda
05/23 El temps retrobat
To mark the centenary of In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust’s most emblematic novel, we offer you seven recitals (one for each of the seven volumes that make up the work) based on Josep Maria Pinto’s translation and selection of texts. The sessions will feature Clàudia Benito, Jordi Boixaderas, Mario Gas and Emma Vilarasau, directed by Jordi Bosch, and accompanied by piano and violin.
Proust’s novel was written between 1908 and 1922, and with James Joyce’s Ulysses, was the cornerstone of the new narrative of the twentieth century, and irreversibly transformed the way time and space are narrated.
You can also attend in person at the Espai Lliure the seven performances of this show on the first day of broadcast.
After Combray, there are two other major settings in the Search: Paris, or everyday life in the city, and Balbec, or summer in a seaside town.
This volume covers the early years of the narrator's adolescence in Paris and his relationship with Gilberte Swann, as well as his initial contacts with high society: Madame Swann, the theatre, and his meeting with the writer Bergotte. As a young man in Balbec, one of his dreams comes true when he discovers the coast of Normandy and this town and its church in particular, which for him represent an ideal of rural, wild and pure beauty.
He spends a few months in Balbec, where he travels accompanied by his grandmother and Françoise, the family's maid. They stay in the Grand-Hôtel, a "palace" typical of the Europe of the Belle Époque. There he meets Robert de Saint-Loup, a young aristocrat who will become one of his best friends. The promenade is the meeting place for summer visitors, and one day he sees a group of girls with whom he falls in love immediately and "as a group". However, each member of this group gradually acquires their own personality. Of all of them, Albertine will occupy the place that Gilberte has left in his heart.
PIANO AND VIOLIN
Students from ESMUC
TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH AND TEXTS SELECTION
Josep M. Pinto