Norbert Glanzberg – From popular songs to Jewish music

A radio program of the European Institute of Jewish Music, hosted by Hervé Roten

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI – TUESDAY JUNE 5, 2012 – JUDAIQUES FM, 21h05. Radio program in French


A Jewish composer and musician born in Galicia, Norbert Glanzberg fled from Nazi Germany in 1933 to find refuge in France. Accompanist on the piano for variety music stars, he became famous for his movie music and his popular songs, sang in particular by Edith Piaf (Padam Padam, Padam, Mon manège à moi), Yves Montand (Moi j’m’en fous, Les grands boulevards), Henri Salvador and Renée Lebas…

Over 10 years after his death, Glanzberg’s songs are still in all ears. We know less his classical work written in the 1980’s, such as the Yiddish Suite, the Holocaust Songs and Holocaust Lieders.

Illustrated with a lot of music, this show will allow us to discover the many sides of this composer and virtuoso pianist, of whose the work and life has been marked by the tragic faith of the Jewish people during the dark years of Nazism.

A thrilling musical story told by Serge Glanzberg, the son of Glanzberg .

herve_photo_retouche_fond_uni_bleu_500px.jpgOfficer of the Ordre of Arts and letters, PhD in musicology at Paris University Sorbonne, prize-winning graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Hervé Roten is the director of the European Institute of Jewish Music since its creation in 2006.
Ethnomusicologist, he quickly developed an interest in the safeguard and digitization of archives, subjects he taught for several years in Reims and Marne-La-Vallée universities.
Author of many articles, books and recordings related to Jewish music, producer of radio programs, Hervé Roten is recognized today as one of the best specialists of Jewish music in the world.

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