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94 -Val-de-Marne, Saint-Mandé

E Tansman

fr1.9421

94 -Val-de-Marne, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés

Tailleferre°

fr1.9431

94 -Val-de-Marne, Choisy-le-Roi

O Rouget-de-L'Isle†

fr1.9451

94 -Val-de-Marne, Arcueil

FO Satie

fr1.9452

94 -Val-de-Marne, Arcueil

C Satie

fr1.9453

94 -Val-de-Marne, Arcueil

E Satie

fr1.9201

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Bagneux

P Schmitt, Vishnegradsky

fr1.9211

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Scéaux

J - Lully - Wagner

fr1.9221

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

FO Wagner

fr1.9222

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

F Metner

fr1.9224

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

F Louis Laloy

fr1.9225

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

F Scribe

fr1.9227

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

O Guilmant†

fr1.9228

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

F Dupré†

fr1.9229

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Meudon

E Guilmant, Dupré a.o.

fr1.9231

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Sèvres

F Lully

fr1.9236

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Garches

E Sidney Bechet

fr1.9237

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Garches

Coco Chanel, Stravinsky

fr1.9241

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Marnes-la-Coquette

L O Duparc

fr1.9242

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Marnes-la-Coquette

F Duparc

fr1.9251

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Saint-Cloud

F. Schmitt

fr1.9252

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Saint-Cloud

C Gounod

fr1.9253

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Saint-Cloud

J - Gounod, Schmitt

fr1.9255

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Saint-Cloud

F Ravel

fr1.9261

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Rueil-Malmaison

J - instruments

fr1.9271

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Neuilly-sur-Seine

F Caplet†

fr1.9273

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Neuilly-sur-Seine

A MMC

fr1.9277

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Levallois-Perret

E Ravel

fr1.9278

92 - Hauts-de-Seine, Levallois-Perret

O Ravel

fr1.9311

93 - Seine-Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis

B K - Grigny

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E Tansman

24 avenue Joffre, Saint-Mandé (94)

Cimetière Nord

Grave of the composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). He was of Polish origin, an admirer and biographer of Stravinsky and a friend of the composers of the Groupe des Six.

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Tailleferre°

3 avenue de la Trémouille, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (94)

Birthplace of the composer Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), the female member of the Groupe des Six.

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O Rouget-de-L'Isle†

6 rue Rouget-de-L'Isle, Choisy-le-Roi (94)

Last house of Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle (1760-1836), the composer of the French national anthem La Marseillaise.

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FO Satie

34 rue Cauchy, Arcueil (94)

Erik Satie lived as a hermit in the former Auberge des Quatre Cheminées from 1898 until his death in 1925. He never welcomed any visitors; for all his social contacts he went to Paris, on foot. He died in a Parisian hospital.

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C Satie

av. Paul-Vaillant-Couturier, Arcueil (94)

Parc Erik-Satie

An empty pedestal on a lawn, without a bust or sculpture, is the monument of Erik Satie.

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E Satie

6 rue de la Division-Leclair, Arcueil (94)

Cimetière d'Arcueil

Grave of Erik Satie.

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fr1.9201

P Schmitt, Vishnegradsky

45 rue Marx-Dormoy, Bagneux (92)

Cimetière Parisien

Graves of the composers Florent Schmitt (1870-1958) and Ivan Aleksandrovich Vyshnegradsky (1893-1978).

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J - Lully - Wagner

Allée d'Honneur, Scéaux (92)

Château: Orangerie

Minister Colbert had this castle built in 1670. The Orangerie (1686) was an important platform for musical performances. The next proprietor, the Duke of Maine, had these concerts continued under the supervision of the composer Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738). His Grandes Nuits de Scéaux in 1714 and ’15 were also visited by king Louis XIV, the father of the duke.

At present, the castle houses the museum of Isle de France; there are souvenirs of Wagner’s stay in Meudon.

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FO Wagner

27 avenue du Château, Meudon (92)

Before moving to Paris (>fp2), Richard Wagner lived in the house of the painter Jardin from April to October 1841

and completed The Flying Dutchman.

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F Metner

20 avenue du Château, Meudon (92)

House of the Russian composer and pianist Nikolay Karlovich Metner/Medtner (1880-1951) between 1925 and 1935. He composed chiefly piano music and songs and was a friend and kindred spirit of Rakhmaninov.

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F Louis Laloy

17 rue des Capucins, Meudon (92)

House of the musicologist Louis Laloy, a friend of Debussy and many other composers. A version for piano 4 hands of Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps was performed here by Debussy and the composer in June 1912.

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F Scribe

23 route des Gardes, Meudon (92)

This ‘folie’ was a part of the summer house Les Montalets, which the important opera librettist Eugène Scribe had built in 1686.

fr1.9227

O Guilmant†

place de la Gare Monparnasse, Meudon (92)

The organist and composer Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) lived here from 1893. The house behind the railway station was demolished, but a plaque marks the spot.

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F Dupré†

40 boulevard Anatole France, Meudon (92)

The organist and composer Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) lived here from 1927. He had this house built, with a concert hall in which the organ of Guilmant was placed.

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E Guilmant, Dupré a.o.

29 avenue de la Paix, Meudon (92)

Cimetière des Longs-Réages

Graves of Alexandre Guilmant, Marcel Dupré and also of Sergey Prokofiev’s mother (†1924) and his first wife Lina (†1989).

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F Lully

1 avenue Léon-Journault, Sèvres (92)

Pavillon Lully

The Pavillon Lully belonged to Lully’s country estate La Guyarde, which became the Royal China factory between 1855 and 1876. Today it is a pedagogical institute. In this tea house, Lully is said to have composed the well known folk song Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot, prête moi ta plume pour écrir un mot. It was quoted by Saint-Saëns in Fossils from his Carnival of Animals.

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E Sidney Bechet

rue de Suresnes, Garches (92)

Cimetière de Garches

Grave of the jazz musician Sidney Bechet (1897-1959). He was best known as soprano saxophone player and as creator of the tune Petite Fleur.

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Coco Chanel, Stravinsky

27 rue de la Côte Saint-Louis, Garches (92)

villa Bel Respiro

At this address was the villa Bel Respiro of the fashion designer Coco Chanel, who in the 1920s had an affair with Stravinsky, thus a frequent visitor of the lately demolished house (photo).

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L O Duparc

3 place de la Mairie, Marnes-la-Coquette (92)

Mairie

Town hall of Marnes. The composer Henri Duparc was the mayor in 1884-85.

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F Duparc

avenue de Marnes, Marnes-la-Coquette (92)

Villa Saint Pierre

Henri Duparc lived at the Villa Saint Pierre in a park at the avenue de Marnes (number not known). It was a property of his family; he visited the village several times until the property was sold in 1895. In 2021 it was offered for sale, asking price 10.000.000 €...

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F. Schmitt

rue du Calvaire, Saint-Cloud (92)

House of the composer Florent Schmitt (1870-1958); the sources mention different house numbers, nr 23 and nr 35; which one is correct couldn’t be verified. Only nr 35 looks like an authentic house, at nr 23 a modern apartment building arose.

fr1.9252

C Gounod

place de l'Église, Saint-Cloud (92)

Bust of Charles Gounod, who died in St Cloud in 1893.

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J - Gounod, Schmitt

60 rue Gounod, Saint-Cloud (92)

Musée des Avelines

Local museum with memories of Charles Gounod and Florent Schmitt. At nr 41 of this street was Gounod’s last house (demolished).

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F Ravel

7 rue Maurice-Ravel, Saint-Cloud (92)

After the death of their mother in 1917, Maurice Ravel and his brother Edouard moved to an apartment in this sumptuous villa. They stayed here until 1921; he wrote La Valse and started the composition of L’Enfant et les sortilèges.

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J - instruments

avenue du Château, Rueil-Malmaison (92)

Château de Malmaison

Summer residence of Napoléon Bonaparte and Joséphine de Beauharnais. Many concerts were given during their stays. Joséphine’s harp and piano by Érard are exhibited.

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F Caplet†

29 rue du Château, Neuilly-sur-Seine (92)

Last house of the composer André Caplet (1878-1925). He is best known of his Miroir de Jésus;and of orchestrations of some works by Debussy.

The composer Florent Schmitt died in Neuilly in 1958.

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A MMC

225 bd. du Charles-de-Gaulle, Neuilly-sur-Seine (92)

Maison de la Musique Contemporaine

Three organisations for the promotion of contemporary music have been fused and occupy this building: Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine (CDMC), Musique Française d’Aujour d’hui (MFA) and Musique Nouvelle en Liberté (MNL).

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E Ravel

101 rue Baudin, Levallois-Perret (92)

Cimetière de Levallois

Grave of Maurice Ravel and his parents and brother Édouard.

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fr1.9278

O Ravel

16 rue Louis-Rouquier, Levallois-Perret (92)

Maurice Ravel lived here with his family from 1905 until the death of his father in 1908. After having lived in Paris (>fp5) and – after his mother’s death – in Saint Cloud (>9255), he moved in 1921 to Montfort-l’Amaury (>fr2), while his brother Edouard returned to the house in Levallois. The composer stayed frequently in his fine room with art-déco decorations by Léon Leyritz. The house was unfortunately demolished.

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B K - Grigny

1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Saint-Denis (93)

Basilique de Saint-Denis

The organist and composer Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703) worked here from 1693 to 1696; pieces from his Livre d’orgue were copied by J. Sebastian Bach. The monumental church, the mausoleum of all the French kings until Louis XIII, has an organ, the case of which was designed in 1836 by the architect of the restoration, Debret, while the young Aristide Cavaillé-Coll was responsible for the final instrument – his first great commission, 1841, IV/p/70.

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