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Guest at the Books & Music Festival 2016

An internationally renowned harpsichordist, Olivier Baumont has performed on the biggest stages and has produced some sixty recordings devoted notably to Purcell, Couperin, Rameau, Telemann, Handel and Bach. Professor at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris, he is a specialist in French music of the Great Century and the Enlightenment and has published several works and articles on this subject.


He will be present:

Sat April 16 / 19:30 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle Program Dans le vent
Presentation of the literary prize of the city of Deauville in the presence of the members of the jury and the authors of the selection.
Reading of an extract from the winning text by Anne-Marie Philipe
Since January, the 12 members of the jury have immersed themselves in the works selected for the Prix de la Ville. They invite you to discover their choice. Come listen to their words and discover this year's winner. The award ceremony will be followed by a reading of the winning text by actress Anne-Marie Philipe.

Sun 17 April / 15 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle-Program Dans le vent
Meeting with the authors of the City Prize
Meet the authors selected for the 2016 City of Deauville Prize. Find out how music inspires them in their writing and in their lives. From classical music to jazz, rock and world music, all have in common an insatiable appetite for notes.