A combination of two formats, lecture and concert, the event features pieces that were composed or arranged between 1794 and 1830, including "battle music," popular marches, and a "musical painting" with recitation composed in the honor of General Lafayette. The pieces selected are placed in the context of the time in which they were created and first performed.


  • Pianist: Damien-Gerard Mahiet, Graduate Student in Music and Government, Cornell University
  • Recitant: Professor Marie-Claire Vallois, Associate Professor of Romance Studies, Romance Studies Department, Cornell University
  • Lecture: Annette Richards, Professor in the Music Department, and Laurent Ferri, curator of the exhibition "Lafayette, Citizen of Two Worlds"

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