Classique vous avez dit classique : Emile Waldteufel

A radio program hosted by Laure Schnapper every two Wednesday on Judaïques FM

Classique vous avez dit classique – January 4, 2017, Judaïques FM (94,8)


Laure Schnapper speaks about the career of Emile Waldteufel, composer who came from a lineage of musicians.

We will hear three main works of this composer, The Skaters Waltz, a polka performed by the Orchestra Eugénie called Les sauterelles, and the waltz Love and Spring arranged by Jean-François Zigel and performed by the Trio du Musée d’Orsay.

Laure Schnapper is a musicologist in the G. Simmel Centre in EHESS university where she teaches. She is also president of the European Institute of Jewish Music.
After the publication of her PhD, L’ostinato, procédé musical universel (Champion, 1998), she wrote many articles about music in France in the 19th century, as well as a book on Henri Herz, magnat du piano. La vie musicale en France au XIXe siècle (Editions de l’EHESS, 2011), which received the Prix des Muses award. She also dedicated several articles on “degenerated” music, to the exiled composer Joseph Kosma, and to the composer Fernand Halphen (1872-1917).
In 2017, she directed the publication of the book Du salon au front. Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), compositeur, mécène et chef de musique militaire at the Hermann editions.

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