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Re: L' Salle Pleyel
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2016, 05:27:29 AM »
Most of you are referring to the composer Ignace Pleyel.  Pleyel is also the name of a piano manufacturer who sponsored the construction of a concert Hall (La salle Pleyel) which could host symphonic concerts.  Since its opening in 1927, this concert Hall was almost exclusively dedicated to classical music and was quite successful, although a number of renovation had to be done over the years.
Recently, there has been an uproar against a project to sell this iconic place to a private group (Fimalac) with the injunction to forbid the performance of any form of classical music.  This is because a new place (La philarmonie) has opened.  Because it is not as centrally located, politicians were concerned that "La Salle Pleyel" would be an unwanted competition to their political project of "La philarmonie".  This is presently challenged in courts.  It will be interesting to see what happens in the future with a conservative government.
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Re: L' Salle Pleyel
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2016, 07:53:03 AM »
Most of you are referring to the composer Ignace Pleyel.  Pleyel is also the name of a piano manufacturer who sponsored the construction of a concert Hall (La salle Pleyel) which could host symphonic concerts.  Since its opening in 1927, this concert Hall was almost exclusively dedicated to classical music and was quite successful, although a number of renovation had to be done over the years...................

Hello, not sure if you are implying that there were different people name PleyelIgnaz Pleyel (also first named spelled Ignace) (1757-1831) was a musician, composer, music publisher, and piano producer - his piano company built the original Salle Pleyel, and the same company replaced the hall in 1927 - below just a few quotes w/ the sources given.  Dave :)

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The piano firm Pleyel et Cie was founded by Ignace Pleyel and continued by Pleyel's son Camille (1788–1855), a piano virtuoso who became his father's business partner as of 1815. The firm provided pianos used by Frédéric Chopin, and also ran a concert hall, the Salle Pleyel, in which Chopin performed his first—and also his last—Paris concerts. Source

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A replacement 3,000-seat hall was commissioned in 1927[3] by piano manufacturer Pleyel et Cie and designed by Gustave Lion. Source

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Pleyel et Cie ("Pleyel and Company") was a French piano manufacturing firm founded by the composer Ignace Pleyel in 1807. Source
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Re: L' Salle Pleyel
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2016, 12:09:05 PM »
The piano manufacture was really developped by Camille the son of the composer.  (Ignace Pleyel died in 1831).  It is Camille who sponsored the concert Hall "Salle Pleyel" opened in 1927.
Anyway, the issue I raised is what is left of the Pleyel name ?
The composition of Ignace Pleyel are so rarely performed today.  The piano manfacture developped by his family is now defunct
http://www.lemonde.fr/emploi/article/2013/11/12/fermeture-annoncee-de-la-manufacture-de-pianos-pleyel_3512401_1698637.html
So the only thing really left is the concert Hall.  This is why many people want to see it continuing as one of the flagship of classical music.
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Re: L' Salle Pleyel
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2016, 04:01:23 PM »
The piano manufacture was really developped by Camille the son of the composer.  (Ignace Pleyel died in 1831).  It is Camille who sponsored the concert Hall "Salle Pleyel" opened in 1927.
Anyway, the issue I raised is what is left of the Pleyel name ?
The composition of Ignace Pleyel are so rarely performed today.  The piano manfacture developped by his family is now defunct
http://www.lemonde.fr/emploi/article/2013/11/12/fermeture-annoncee-de-la-manufacture-de-pianos-pleyel_3512401_1698637.html
So the only thing really left is the concert Hall.  This is why many people want to see it continuing as one of the flagship of classical music.

Good points and thanks for noting my date error - corrected to 1831.  Dave :)

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Re: L' Salle Pleyel
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2019, 10:30:59 AM »
Well, back to the top after nearly 3 years - the quote below is a post I made nearly 4 years ago, I just added 2 more volumes of Pleyel's Prussian Quartets, Nos. 1-9 performed by the period instrument group Pleyel Quartett Köln, and now have all 3 CDs - as mentioned below Jerry Dubins left a rather scathing assessment of this group, mainly criticizing the period instrument performances - I've attached his review along others which are much more laudable; back in early 2015 a number of members 'chimed in' w/ their thoughts, so take a look if interested.  Although certainly not 'on par' w/ Haydn & Mozart in string writing, I find these works quite enjoyable and would have to agree w/ the more positive comments in the attached reviews.  Dave :)

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Back to the top for comments on the ongoing series below - has been a while!  :laugh:

Pleyel Quartett Köln from 2008-2014 has released the 3 CDs below of Pleyel's Prussian Quartets - Snyprrr back in 2009 seem to think that the third set below was second rate, and the reviews have been mixed - e.g. a positive MusicWeb review of Nos. 4-6 HERE; however, a scathing review of Nos. 7-9 by Jerry Dubins (attached) - are they really that bad!   ::)   Curious  - any comments from those who may own and/or have heard these works.  Thanks - Dave :)


   

 

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