Fernand Halphen - A Jewish musician in the Great War : conference by Laure Schnapper

Conference part of the cycle Experiences : arts and politics, of the EHESS

As part of the conference cycle : arts and politics, of the EHESS which took place on December 10 2015, Laure Schnapper presente the composer Fernand Halphen, who died for France mort pour la in 1917 …

The composer Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), who comes from the Jewish Parisien bourgeoisie, was a student of Fauré and Massenet.
In 1885, Fernand Halphen enters the Paris Music School, next to future great musicians and composers, such as Henri Rabaud, Florent Schmitt, Charles Koechlin, Georges Enesco and Reynaldo Hahn.
Lieutenant of the13th Regiment of Infantry During the First World War, he was one of the rare composers who created a military orchestra (1914). His carrier as a composer stopped prematurely, when aged of 45 years old, he catches an illness on the front during the First World War.

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