Tribute to Fernand Halphen

In this year of commemoration of the centenary of the 14-18 war, tribute will be paid to Fernand Halphen at various events throughout the year.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7pm, musicologist and IEMJ president Laure Schnapper will talk about “Fernand Halphen (1872-1917) – A Music Conductor in the Great War” during the meeting on “Jews in the First World War” to be held at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris.

Thursday March 27 marks the opening of the ” Music, sounds and silences ” exhibition at the Historial de la Grande Guerre de Péronne. Various rare documents and archives belonging to Fernand Halphen will be on display.

On Sunday April 6, at 5pm, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme will present a concert featuring works by Fernand Halphen, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Jules Massenet and Claude Debussy. The concert, featuring world premiere works, will be preceded by a short presentation of the composer by Laure Schnapper.
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On this occasion, the first two collections of scores by Fernand Halphen (Cinq pièces pour piano and Dix mélodies), reissued by Editions de l’IEMJ, will be presented to the public.
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These events have been made possible thanks to the unfailing support over the years of the Fondation Alice et Fernand Halphen, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Henriette Halphen Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation du Judaïsme Français, Isabelle Friedman, Odile Haye, Nathalie Bardon, Valérie and Julien Petit and Basile Baudez. Our warmest thanks to them all.

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