Monet-Inspired Music

This special Mother’s Day performance in the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert series first aired on May 10, 2020. Contemporary classical violinist Lilit Hartunian plays three pieces by composers who were active during Monet's lifetime, paired with her choice of three related works by Monet from the MFA’s collection.

The performance includes an introduction by curator Katie Hanson explaining connections to “Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression,” which celebrated its “virtual” opening on May 6, 2020, as the first exhibition in 25 years to show all the Museum’s paintings by Monet together.

Performance selections and arrangements include:
“Die Kranke Und Die Uhr” by S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté, paired with Rue de la Bavoie, Honfleur, about 1864.
“Gnossiennes: No. 1” by Erik Satie, paired with Grand Canal, Venice, 1903.
“La fille aux cheveux de lin” by Claude Debussy, paired with The Water Lily Pond, 1900.