Salle Cortot



Drawing (reproduction) by Auguste Perret

“Auguste Perret told us, ‘I will make you a hall that will sound like a violin.’ He was right. But, surpassing our expectations, that violin happens to be a Stradivarius.” Alfred Cortot.
Auguste Perret was asked in 1929 to build the concert hall of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, founded in 1919 by Alfred Cortot, one of the greatest pianists of the first part of the twentieth century.
The Cortot room is above all an interior, a closed box, treated in a sculptural way. Its blind facade expresses its interiority. The sobriety of the exterior contrasts with the modern inside and its exceptional acoustics. Rectangular and very narrow, the room reminds the principle of the Greek amphitheater with the scene on the big side and its steps in semicircle. Austere and refined, its structure in reinforced concrete is covered with gilded bronze and its walls clad Okoumé wood. The atmosphere evokes an instrument in which one would have penetrated.

Paper: Hahnemühle William Turner 310g/m2
Medium:  “giclée” artprint with anti-aging pigment inks
Guarantee: certificate of authenticity signed by the architect

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A0 (84,1 x 118,9 cm) – N° ../12, A1 (84 x 59,4 cm) – N° ../12, A2 (42 x 59,4 cm) – N° ../24, A3 (29,7 x 42 cm) – N° ../48


Unframed, Black brushed aluminium, Natural oak, Floater frame in natural oak, Black floater frame

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