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Exhibition on Screen: Renoir - Revered & Reviled


Release Date: 07/29/2016 
Label:  Seventh Art Productions   Catalog #: 191  
Composer:  Stephen BaystedClaude Debussy
Performer:  Susan LeggAnn Martin-DavisGillian TingayJonathan Plowright
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Written and directed by Phil Grabsky, this film explores the life of monumental artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. Renoir’s impressionist paintings of Paris are among the public’s favorites. Eventually, however, Renior grew bored of this style and drastically changed his path. His later works are much more provocative and illicit extreme reactions from the public. Some art aficionados are repulsed by this art, others are drawn in. This film is based around the Renoir collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation, and explores the untold story of this influential artist and the link that he built between the art world’s old style and new. Written and directed by Phil Grabsky, this film explores the life of monumental artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. Renoir’s impressionist paintings of Paris are among the public’s favorites. Eventually, however, Renior grew bored of this style and drastically changed his path. His later works are much more provocative and illicit extreme reactions from the public. Some art aficionados are repulsed by this art, others are drawn in. This film is based around the Renoir collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation, and explores the untold story of this influential artist and the link that he built between the art world’s old style and new. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Renoir, Revered and Reviled by Stephen Baysted
Performer:  Susan Legg (Mezzo Soprano), Ann Martin-Davis (Piano), Gillian Tingay (Harp)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: England 
Notes: Documentary contains additional music by Debussy, Ravel and Mompou. 
2.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Susan Legg (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Plowright (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 

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