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“If La Fontaine were told to me…”

Illustrated and musical conference.

This original conference aims to draw from the work of the fabulist both his portrait and the view he had on his contemporaries – as if he had written in the style of Montaigne “I am myself the matter from my book! ".

If there is anyone who has served nature well, it is La Fontaine, while references to nature are only exceptionally found in 17th century literature.

The originality of this meeting will essentially lie in the musical accompaniment which will be a way of doubly highlighting the beauty of the fables.


The musician, Patrick RUDANT, will highlight with his improvisations – on the baroque transverse flute – the infinite variety of tones and rhythms of Lafontainian verse. For this, a choice of 15 significant fables was made.


“La Fontaine wrote these often quoted verses:

If Donkey Skin was told to me
I would take extreme pleasure in it...

Let me plagiarize it by saying

If La Fontaine was told to me...

Paule BERTRAND - Author & Speaker

« Si La Fontaine m’était conté ... »

Conférence illustrée et musicale.

Introduction par Paule BERTRAND La Fontaine à 2 voix esgales
00:00 / 01:15
Le jardinier et son seigneur + Telemann (+improvisations)La Fontaine à 2 voix esgales
00:00 / 05:18
Le mal Marié + improvisationLa Fontaine à 2 voix esgales
00:00 / 00:47
Les 2 pigeons + TelemannLa Fontaine à 2 voix esgales
00:00 / 00:50
Le loup et l'agneau + Improvisation d'après HaendelLa Fontaine à 2 voix esgales
00:00 / 02:19
Pour les petits curieux : le programme détaillé


Philippe BAUDIN


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