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Ingres' Violin

Author(s): Gaëlle Le Gallic

Director(s): Cécile Favier

The painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres deliberately placed a violin among thousands of sketches and preparatory studies in the trunks of personal archives he bequeathed to his home town. A humble practice violin, patinated and worn. Was this really the instrument on which he played in the company of his musician friends Paganini, Gounod, and Liszt, sharing his second artistic passion with them? This film recounts the artist's life through his many connections with the world of music.

Bonus: 30 minutes with Patrice Fontanarosa: Partita n°2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV1004, by Johann Sebastian Bach, and a presentation of Ingres' violin.


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85 minutes

DVD edition

Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre

Nicolas Auboyneau, Armide

Commercial distribution

Réunion des musées nationaux