Classique vous avez dit classique : Jacques Offenbach

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

Classique vous avez dit classique – November 9, 2016, Judaïques FM (94,8)


Laure Schnapper speaks about the career and compositions of Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880).
We will hear some of his great works, such as Les larmes de Jacqueline, La cigale et la fourmi, a tune inspired from La Fontaine fables, or an opera based on The Hoffmann Tales.

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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