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Salle Pleyel

Salle Pleyel
Address 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th arrondissement[1]
City Paris
Country France
Capacity Salle Pleyel: 1,913
Type performing arts centre
Current use Concert Hall

The Salle Pleyel (French: Pleyel room) is a concert hall in Paris, France.[1] The resident ensembles are the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.[2]

History and Design

An earlier salle Pleyel seating 300 opened in December 1839 at nº 22 rue Rochechouart; it saw the premieres of many important works, including the second (1868) and fifth (1896) piano concertos by Saint-Saëns, and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte and Jeux d'eau (April 5, 1902) and Sonata for Violin and Cello (April 6, 1922).

A replacement 3,000-seat hall was commissioned in 1927[3] by piano manufacturer Pleyel et Cie and designed by Gustave Lion.[3] The inauguration concert by the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, with Robert Casadesus as soloist and Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, and Philippe Gaubert as conductors, included music by Wagner, Manuel de Falla, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Dukas, Debussy, and Ravel.[3] A fire ravaged the interior of the hall on 28 June 1928[4] and the renovation cost made it impossible to repay the loan to Crédit Lyonnais bank, which eventually took over the property and reduced the seats to 2,400.[3] They in turn sold the hall to Hubert Martigny in 1998.

Stravinsky returned to Paris to conduct the French premiere of Agon in 1957, and of Threni in 1958.[3]

From 2002 to 2006 the hall underwent major renovation.[1] The acoustics of the hall and the public and service areas were improved and seating decreased from the post-fire 2,400 seats to 1,913.[2][3]

Salle Pleyel is owned by the Cité de la Musique since 2009.


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Coordinates: 48°52′37.18″N 2°18′3.73″E / 48.8769944°N 2.3010361°E / 48.8769944; 2.3010361

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