The French Touch

  • Fridays, 4:00pm5:00pm

A French Hour to
present you French Pop Music from France, Quebec, Belgium and other French speaking countries with your host Emmanuel. A French Native, Emmanuel resides in Inverness and is live on KWMR every Friday from 4 to 5pm and Tuesday at midnight for the French listeners [Wednesday 9am].  In the seventies, Emmanuel
hosted a similar program called Radio à la Carte for ten years on KQED radio San Francisco, and also sporadically on other stations such as KHSU,
KCSM and KUOP to name a few..

POP MUSIC FRIDAYS 4PM US Pacific time
REPEATED WEDNESDAYS 9AM French time

September 3: Serge Martial of Rue 66, a local band, passed away early last year. Two years ago, during a discussion, he shared with me his favorite songs of the 60’s. We will listen to Serge’s choices, part one with Brigitte BARDOT – Alice DONA – Annie PHILIPPE – ANTOINE – Charles AZNAVOUR – Charles TRENET – Claude FRANCOIS – Edith PIAF – Les COMPANIONS de la CHANSON – CYCLONES – Danielle DENIN – Claude NOUGARO – Eddy MITCHEL – Enrico MACIAS – Eric CHARDEN – Erick SAINT LAURENT – RUE 66 – Serge MARTIAL – France GALL & Françoise HARDY.

September 10: Serge Martial of Rue 66, a local band, passed away early last year. Two years ago, during a discussion, he shared with me his favorite songs of the 60’s. We will listen to Serge’s choices, part two with Frank ALAMO – Lucky BLONDO – Frank SINATRA – Claude FRANCOIS – Georges BRASSENS – Gilbert BECAUD – Gillian HILLS – Herbert LEONARD – Hugues AUFRAY – Jacqueline TAIEB – Jacques DUTRONC – Johnny HALLYDAY – Juliette GRECO – Les CHATS SAUVAGES – Les CHAUSETTES NOIRES – Les LIONCEAUX – Liz BRADY & RUE ’66.

September 17: Serge Martial of Rue 66, a local band, passed away early last year. Two years ago, during a discussion, he shared with me his favorite songs of the 60’s. We will listen to Serge’s choices, part three with Marie LAFORET – Jacques DUTRONC – Les CYCLONES – Johnny HALLYDAY – Beverly Jo SCOTT – Michel POLNAREFF – James BLUNT – Jimmy HENDRIX – The BIRDS – Nino FERRER – Noël DESCHAMPS – PATRICIA – Petula CLARK – Richard ANTHONY – Ronnie BIRD – RUE ’66 – Serge GAINSBOURG – SHEILLA – Sylvie VARTAN – The MAR-KEYS & ANTOINE.

September 24: Rue 66, see above, is releasing a new CD with 4 songs. This will be its OFFICIAL Radio release including interviews of singer Carole Pott and bassist Don Ciccone. Called La Partie de Dames [also first song], the CD includes a great instrumental with numerous trumpets in Mini jupe.

October 1: Edith Piaf, her life,  her songs, her legacy.

October 8: Pot Pourri of French Pop Music for the FALL PLEDGE – Please contribute in the name of The French Touch on KWMR.

October 15: Pot Pourri of French Pop Music for the FALL PLEDGE – Please contribute in the name of The French Touch on KWMR.

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

AUGUST 4: Obscure French composers like Abel DECAUX – Alexandre BOELY – Florent SXHMITT – Gabriel DUPONT – Gustave SAMAZEUIILH – Hyacinthe JADIN – Mel BONIS – Nicolas BACRI – Pierre-Octave FERROUD and others.

AUGUST 11: Charles DIEUPART (1701) – RODRIGO – Jehan ALAIN – Germaine TAILLEFERRE (1924) – Alexander LAGOYA – Michel-Richard DE LALANDE – Gabriel FAURE 

AUGUST 18: FRENCH ARTISTS part I.  We will hear performance by artists like Camille BERTHOLLET, cello – Helene GRIMAUD, piano – Johan VEXO, organ – Katia & Marielle LABEQUE. piano – Jean Luc MENET, flute – Pascal GALLOIS, bassoon – Philippe ENTREMONT, piano – Alexandre LAGOYA, guitar – Gautier CAPUCON, cello – Maurice ANDRE, trumpet – Jean-Pierre RAMPAL, flute and more playing W.A. MOZART – TELEMANN – Camille SAINT SAENS – Joaquin RODRIGO – RACHMANINOV – Philippe HERSANT – Philippe GLASS – J.S. BACH – Frederick CHOPIN – Arvö PART and others.

AUGUST 25: FRENCH ARTISTS part II.  We will hear performance by artists like Camille BERTHOLLET, cello – Helene GRIMAUD, piano – Johan VEXO, organ – Katia & Marielle LABEQUE. piano – Jean Luc MENET, flute – Pascal GALLOIS, bassoon – Philippe ENTREMONT, piano – Alexandre LAGOYA, guitar – Gautier CAPUCON, cello – Maurice ANDRE, trumpet – Jean-Pierre RAMPAL, flute and more playing W.A. MOZART – TELEMANN – Camille SAINT SAENS – Joaquin RODRIGO – RACHMANINOV – Philippe HERSANT – Philippe GLASS – J.S. BACH – Frederick CHOPIN – Arvö PART and others.

SEPTEMBER 1: Bassoons in French compositions [repeat]

SEPTEMBER 8: Discoveries of Four seasons’ compositions [repeat]

SEPTEMBER 15: French Music of PROUST’s salons, part 1 [repeat]

SEPTEMBER 22: French Music of PROUST’s salons, part 2 [repeat]

SEPTEMBER 29: French Music of the 19th century [repeat]

OCTOBER 6: French composers whose names starts with the letter A [repeat]

OCTOBER 13: French music for 2 pianos including– The Danse Macabre by Camille SAINT SAENS – a concerto by Felix & Clara MENDELSSOHN – The Rondo in C by Frederic CHOPIN –  a Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos by Georges BIZET – Katia & Maria LABEQUE performs the Rhapsody In Blue For Two Pianos by GERSHWIN – Scaramouche by Darius MILHAUD and Nocturne, in C-Sharp Minor  from “The Pianist” film by Roman POLANSKI. [repeat]

[See below for a link to the shows]

Copies of the shows are available by request after donating at least $20.00 to KWMR FM.Thank you!

Contact: FrenchTouchKWMR@gmail.com

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