Concert Museum of the Army, September 18, 2022, Paris.

Concert Sunday 18 September, 4.30 p.m. Army Museum

Continue your visit with music, in the form of a chamber music concert

Army Museum Hôtel national des Invalides – 129 rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris Paris 7th Arrondissement Paris 75007 Paris Île-de-France M13 Varennes, M8 La Tour-Maubourg, M8, M13 Invalides / RER C Invalides / Bus 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93 Taxis, car parks and Vélib’ stations nearby [{“link”: “”}]
01 44 42 38 77; The Army Museum is a history museum, art and military techniques, one of the largest in the world. The museum and the Invalides site in which it is located testify to the military history of France. Through the military prism, the collections also bear witness to political, diplomatic and social history. The main courtyard, the churches, the prestigious collections of the Army Museum… So many spaces to discover to travel through history, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and meet great men, but also the anonymous soldiers, who marked her. The museum occupies a large part of the Hôtel des Invalides built under Louis XIV under the responsibility of the Minister of War, the Marquis de Louvois, to “receive and house all the soldiers and officers who are crippled, old and decrepit and to ensure a sufficient fund for their subsistence”. The buildings, whose construction began in 1671, on the plans of Libéral Bruant (1637-1697) welcomed the first boarders in 1674. The whole was completed in the 18th century by Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708) and one of the his disciples Robert de Cotte (1656-1735). It is a masterpiece of classical style, grand, sober and elegant. The Army Museum, which occupies a third of the surface of the Invalides, preserves and presents collections of armour, uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, emblems, paintings, photographs… and other personal effects of great military figures who have marked the history of France.

The Czech composer Kryštof Mařatka is in residence within the cycle Man and the Sacred, echoing the exhibition at the Army Museum on the Wars of Religion. One of the three highlights that punctuate this season is the concert offered during the European Heritage Days.
The concert origINnovation is a direct link with the screening of the film which precedes the concert and which the musician shot between 2000-2012.
The musical program is composed mirroring the content of the film. It introduces new works and brings the Czech composer’s sources of inspiration into the universe: the origins of music, new worlds of sound, musical heritage, life between Prague and Paris, creation.

Krystof Maratka
FLIGHTfor solo clarinet (2021)

Antonin Dvorak
New World Symphony1st movement
arrangement by Kryštof Mařatka for piano

Krystof Maratka
ALT’ANCESTOR for viola and piano

PRESENTATION Czech folk musical instruments from the composer’s collection

Krystof Maratka
BÁCHORKY – pastoral fablesfor viola, clarinet, piano and ensemble of Czech folk musical instruments (2016)

Milena Dolinova / Kryštof Mařatka
ČARDÁŠ IV for viola, clarinet and piano
transcription of Central European popular music

Karine Lethiec, viola
Michel Lethiec, clarinet
Kryštof Mařatka, composer, piano

Venue : Large living room of the Army Museum
Duration : 60 mins
Reservation : or on site the day of the concert within the limit of available places

The concert will be preceded by the screening of the film Of your life by Kryštof Mařatka, dedicated to his doctor father who experienced eight different political regimes and his grandfather, a pupil of Rodin. Auditorium Austerlitz, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. (duration: 80 min): or on site, subject to availability.

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