A musical radio broadcast hosted by Laure Schnapper every two wednesdays from 9h30 pm to 10 pm on Judaïques FM
Classique vous avez dit classique – January 16, 2019, Judaïques FM (94,8)
Classique vous avez dit classique – January 30, 2019, Judaïques FM (94,8)
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Jacques Offenbach, Laure Schnapper hosts 2 consecutive radio shows dedicated to the composer, the 16th and 30th January 2019.
In the first broadcast, Laure Schnapper presents the history and trail of Jacques Offenbach, famous musician but whose life still stays quite unknown. The year 2019 will therfore be the occasion to perform and discover some of his non-yet played works.
In the second broadcast, Laure Schnapper invites Jean-Claude Yon*, historian of the theater in France in the XIXth century, for the release of his book “M. Offenbach nous écrit – Lettres du compositeur au Figaro” published by Actes Sud.
*(Jean-Claude Yon is the author of a biography on Jacques Offenbach, published by Gallimard, in 2000)
Laure Schnapper is a musicologist in the G. Simmel Centre in EHESS university where she teaches. She is also president of the European Institute for 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.