The French Connection

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The French Connection on WEDNESDAYS 2PM on KWMR. Classical music with a French accent, by French composers and French artists.

Contact: Emmanuel

June 8: The PARIS QUARTETS: in September) 1737, George Phiipp TELEMANN  finally left Hamburg for a long-delayed journey to Paris, where he had been invited at least seven years earlier by four prominent French musicians: flautist Michel BLAVET, violinist  Jean Pierre GUIGNON, gambist Jean-Baptiste FORQUERAY and a cellist/harpsichordist called Prince EDOUARD, whose precise identity is not known.

June 15 Jean Pierre GUIGNON, Cecile CHAMINADE, Charles Auguste DE BIEROT, Antoine FORQUERAY, Claude BOLLING, Henri DUPARC, Henri DESMARETS, Louis-Albert BOURGAULT-DUCOUDRAY, and Georges DELERUE.

June 22: Cecile CHAMINADE, Mel BONIS – Jean Baptiste. LULLY, Charles-Marie WIDOR, Déodat DE SEVERAC, Maurice DURUFLE and Michel-Richard DELALANDE.

June 29: LES SIX [PART 1 of 2]is a name given to a group of six composers, five of them French and one Swiss, who lived and worked in Montparnasse. The name, originates in 1920. Their music is often seen as a neoclassic reaction against both the musical style of Richard Wagner and the impressionist music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The members were Georges AURIC (1899–1983), Louis DUREY (1888–1979),  Arthur HONEGGER (1892–1955), Darius MILHAUD (1892–1974), Francis POULENC (1899–1963), and Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983).

July 7: LES SIX [PART 2of 2]is a name given to a group of six composers, five of them French and one Swiss, who lived and worked in Montparnasse. The name, originates in 1920. Their music is often seen as a neoclassic reaction against both the musical style of Richard Wagner and the impressionist music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The members were Georges AURIC (1899–1983), Louis DUREY (1888–1979),  Arthur HONEGGER (1892–1955), Darius MILHAUD (1892–1974), Francis POULENC (1899–1963), and Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1892–1983).

July 14: French Revolution – Bastille Day and The Marseillaise

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2:00pm, 6-29-2022