The Marcel Azzola Collection
An exhibition that can be seen and heard!
From January 7 to 22, 2023
Land of accordion, Villennes-sur-Seine welcomes the Azzola Collection from January 7 to 22 for an exceptional exhibition at the Fordan Hall.
The exhibition presents the popular history of an instrument that is no less popular, magnified by one of its greatest performers, Marcel Azzola, who lived in Villennes-sur-Seine until the end of his life. You will find:
- Rare accordions: from the beginnings of the instrument to its contemporary version, taken from the artist's immense private collection.
- Superb art photographs by Aurélie Vandenweghe enrich the collection.
- The archives unveiled tell the story of a life of music, of encounters, of magical and legendary moments such as the "Chauffe Marcel" launched by Brel during the recording of Vesoul.
Turntables and headphones allow a confidential listening of the voice of the artist musician fixed on vinyl.
"The desire to transmit"
QR codes complete the device and allow to see and listen to interviews, concerts and archive documents. The exhibition is resolutely intergenerational because my father has always had the desire to pass on," explains Catherine Azzola, Villennoise and daughter of the famous accordionist Marcel Azzola. In addition to being a talented musician, he was a passionate collector, and we are only showing a small part of his collection here. With this exhibition, we