Marcel Proust’s long and beautiful novel, In Search of Lost Time, clearly displays the author's passion for music. His high-society characters spend their evenings in the Paris salons enjoying live performances and then debating the merits of their favourite musicians. Every major composer living in Paris at that time comes under scrutiny: Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Säens, Ravel, Stravinsky, Widor, d'Indy . . . the list goes on and on. So why did Marcel Proust actually remove Erik Satie from his great work? Curt Adler explores the parallel musical lives of these two fascinating Parisians, with contributions by David Mooney, Head of Keyboard Studies at the DIT Conservatory of Music.
Prix Europa nomination: "Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the writings of Marcel Proust" was nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa Radio Awards in 2013. The programme was written and presented by Curt Adler and produced in house at Lyric by Eoin O Kelly. Judging took place at the European Broadcasting Festival in Berlin at the end of October with the programme reaching the final shortlist. The prize was won by a programme on Italian Futurists music manifestos made by Thomas Fitzel of Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.