Laure Schnapper, with Martin Barral, will present to us the orchestra of Orsay’s Campus, that will perform 4 concerts in March 2017 of music from the composers Fernand Halphen, Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saëns.
We will hear excerpts from the 2nd symphony by Félix Mendelsohn, the Andante religioso by Fernand Halphen and the concerto for violin by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Laure Schnapper is a musicologist and teacher at the EHESS. She is also president of the European Institute for Jewish Music.
After the publication of her PhD, she wrote several articles on the music in France in the 19th century, and a book, Henri Herz, the piano magnate. Musical life in France in the 19th century, which received the prize “Prix des Muses”. She also wrote about the degenerated music, and the composer Joseph Kosma.
She recently published articles about the composer Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), music leader during the Great War, and organized a concert of his works in the Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris.
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