The role of Jewish musicians in 19th century Paris : the case of Henri Herz (Vienna 1803- Paris 1888)

A radio broadcast of the French Center of Jewish Music, hosted by Hervé Roten

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI – TUESDAY JULY 5, 2011, JUDAÏQUES FM (94.8), 21H00. Radio program in French

Who remembers Henri Herz, famous figure of the 19th century’s musical world, forgotten today ? By getting interested in this artist-entrepreneur, virtuoso, piano maker, Laure Schnapper, teacher of musicology in EHESS Paris, speaks of a forgotten aspect of the musical and cultural life, of which she talks in particular of the important role of Jewish composers –such as Herz, Alkan, Fromental Halévy, Meyerbeer, Offenbach…in French music of the 19th century.

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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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