Review : Barenboïm in Bordeaux

January 21, 20180

REVIEW by Michael Johnson – Nearly two hours of Debussy’s solo piano music at one sitting can be, for some,…

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Around America with Radio France

October 31, 20170

IN ENGLISH – Anna, this blog’s young guest writer, has attended a concert at Maison de la radio in Paris.…

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REVIEW : David Kadouch and Edgar Moreau at Saint Denis Festival

July 9, 20170

REVIEW- On Sunday 25th June, the young cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist David Kadouch performed at the Légion D’honneur. The…

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A Rebel at Saint Denis Festival : Teodor Currentzis

June 9, 20170

REVIEW – The Saint Denis Basilica is a large medieval church where all the kings of France are buried. It…

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How to find cheap tickets to classical concerts in Paris

May 19, 20171

Paris’ most prestigious concert halls have just revealed their programmes for season 2017-2018. So at ‘classique mais pas has been’…

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Benjamin Alard and Bach’s Goldberg Variations

April 6, 20170

REVIEW – Bach’s Goldberg Variations are seen as the pinnacle of virtuosic performance as hands leap from one side of…

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Review : Simon Ghraichy at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

March 22, 20170

REVIEW – On the 4th March, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées opened its doors to the charismatic young pianist, Simon Ghraichy.…

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Philippe Jaroussky: The public is more demanding

September 1, 20160

INTERVIEW – The countertenor opens the festival Musique en Côte-basque with arias from baroque Italian operas that made him a…

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Thibault Cauvin, Guitar For All

March 15, 20160

CD – Classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin has released a new double CD, and hopes to reach a wide audience. If…

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Boulez : from B to Z

January 6, 20160

PORTRAIT – French composer Pierre Boulez has died on thuesday (January, 5) at the age of 90. At spring 2015, the Philharmonie…

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Ivan Ilić: “Morton Feldman is Fashionable”

November 17, 20150

Feldman's music necessitates a conscious rethinking of gesture. It also requires you to lose yourself in the music, both as…

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Virtuosos in the Trenches

June 24, 20150

INVESTIGATION – The Great War Museum at Meaux (France) has devoted an extensive new exhibition to musicians in the period…

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Philippe Jaroussky and the sweet songs of Paul Verlaine

February 28, 20150

CD – “The long sobs of autumn violins…” Paul Verlaine is the French poet who is most often set to…

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Alain Altinoglu, the Conductor the Rest of the World Would Like to Nab

January 23, 20150

Portrait – He’s the conductor the rest of the world is imploring us to hand over. Alain Altinoglu revives Don…

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In Malta, Music Against Terrorism

January 20, 20150

REPORT – The Valletta International Baroque Festival, on the island of Malta, opened on 10 January by paying homage to…

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The Final Classical Concert at the Salle Pleyel

December 19, 20140

CONCERT – The Île-de-France National Orchestra’s performance at the Salle Pleyel concert hall this evening marks the end of classical…

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Roberto Alagna: Clichy, His Muses and Opera

November 14, 20140

ENCOUNTER – After several albums dedicated to French and Italian song, French tenor Roberto Alagna returns to opera, always opera,…

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Ivan Ilić Elevates our Spirit

October 17, 20141

CD – The readers of this blog met Ivan Ilić in April 2012. The American pianist of Serbian origin had…

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Is culture misogynistic?

May 19, 20140

INVESTIGATION – Appointments, quotas, parity: women’s place in culture continues to be a red-hot topic. Conductors, theatre managers, stage directors,…

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Sleeping in O’Leary’s arms

April 9, 20140

CD – A new pearl in the catalogue calls for your urgent attention: “Sleepsongs” is a delicate collection or Irish ballades…

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