Kheops ensemble

Monsieur Croche, Antidilettantewith Patrick Leterme

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The musical and literary show ‘Monsieur Croche, antidilettante’, written and created by the Kheops Ensemble, takes its inspiration from Claude Debussy’s book of the same name. Under the pseudonym Monsieur Croche, the composer had a regular critical column during the war, where he wrote freely and uninhibitedly about both the music of the time and older compositions. Through his columns, he reveals the works that influenced his own tendencies and divulges his own violent national point of view.

Sometimes sarcastic and often provocative, and with a rhythm that is as restless and humoristic as it is contemplative and serious, this show offers a selection of these texts, interspersed with the musical compositions to which they refer.

Works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, Dukas and Massenet
Formation: 6 musicians, soprano and narrator