The vocation of the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de Musique Romantique Française is the rediscovery and international promotion of the French musical heritage of the long nineteenth century (1780-1920). Its interests range from chamber music to the orchestral, sacred and operatic repertories, not forgetting the lighter genres characteristic of the ‘esprit français’ of the nineteenth century (chanson, opéra-comique, operetta). The Centre was inaugurated in 2009 and has its headquarters in a Venetian palazzo dating from 1695 which was specially restored for this purpose. It is an emanation of the Fondation Bru.
From little-known or unknown pieces to the most popular works, the Centre undertakes to study and present a whole section of the musical output of France, shedding new light on this repertoire and moving beyond the aesthetic norms established in the early twentieth century.
The Palazzetto Bru Zane develops many complementary activities as part of its mission.
Amongst them, the BRU ZANE MEDIABASE (Digital resources for French Romantic music), is of particular interest for Music Criticism:
Supervisor People for the Music Criticism at the Palazzetto Bru Zane (Venice):
Scientific director : Alexandre Dratwicki
Project manager : Étienne Jardin