A selection of podcasts to listen to in the comfort of your home

to let you indulge in the world of lyrical arts.


What’s a podcast? It’s digital audio content that can be listened to anywhere, at anytime.

ÉDUQUER LES OREILLES : LA MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE POUR TOUS !
From the recorder to the “choral plan”, how to transmit the love of classical music?

PHILOSOPHER AVEC BEETHOVEN (4 épisodes)
Heir to the great Viennese composers Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven is both the last musical prodigy of classicism, and the one who opened the way to new music, marked by freedom and sensitivity. How to revolutionize the world in music?

L’OPÉRA, L’IMPOSSIBLE DÉMOCRATISATION ?
Thirty years ago, the new building of the Bastille Opera in Paris was to sign the democratization of the genre. Despite great efforts towards new audiences, the figures remain stubborn: opera attracts the elderly and financially well-off. Explanations by sociologist Fabrice Raffin, and report.

MUSICIENNES ET COMPOSITRICES : UNE HISTOIRE EN MODE MINEUR ?
“Wife of Robert Schumann”, “muse of the Group of Six”, “excellent pedagogue”, “gracious”: how have the discourses on women musicians and composers contributed to undermine their works as their place in the history of music, or even to simply erase them?

ÉCOUTER MOZART POUR VIVRE MIEUX
Why does Mozart’s music soften morals? Does it make us feel better? Does it sometimes make us feel immortal? Explanations with pianist Karol Beffa and writer Philippe Sollers.

NOTRE CERVEAU PEUT-IL SE PASSER DE MUSIQUE ?
Music is intimately linked to neuroscience. Listening to it or practicing it activates specific areas of our brain. Which areas? Which circuits are activated? What effects are produced? What impact can music have on our learning in general?

MUSIQUES, SONS ET SIGNES (11 episodes)
How can writing and scoring generate ideas, musical thoughts and promote memory? What is the spatial behaviour of sound objects? How can space reveal polyphony? Where can the orchestra be located? So many complex questions that Philippe Manoury tries to answer.

LEÇON INAUGURALE : L’INVENTION DE LA MUSIQUE
How is a musical idea born? How do you write, how do you show electronic music? What role does anticipation play? What needs to be said? What should be sung? Philippe Manoury questions the duty to invent musicians.

MUSIQUE : LE CLASSIQUE, C’EST RINGARD ?
Is classical music going to die with its audience? Today, half of concertgoers are over 61, compared to 36 in 1981. However, over the past 30 years, initiatives to attract young people have multiplied. Testimonies of young enthusiasts.

AUTANT EN EMPORTE L’HISTOIRE – PAULINE VIARDOT, LA DIVA DU ROMANTISME
This fiction by author Vincent Hazard about Pauline Viardot takes us on a journey in the footsteps of the talented singer and composer, who was one of the most gifted musicians of her time. Stéphanie Duncan talks to music historian Patrick Barbier, Pauline Viardot’s biographer. Pauline Viardot has notably composed “Cinderella”, a comic opera in three tableaux which was presented in 2018 at the Lausanne Opera.

AUTANT EN EMPORTE L’HISTOIRE – SZPILMAN, LE PIANISTE RESCAPÉ DU GHETTO DE VARSOVIE
In January 1945, when Warsaw is destroyed by Hitler’s order, one man escapes annihilation: Władysław Szpilman, Polish Jew and pianist. François-Xavier Szymczak’s fiction relates the exceptional destiny of the survivor; the author and sociologist Georges Mink answer questions from Stéphanie Duncan.

AUTANT EN EMPORTE L’HISTOIRE – HORTENSE SCHNEIDER, LA BELLE HÉLÈNE D’OFFENBACH
On December 17, 1864, at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris, the public couldn’t believe its eyes and ears: “La Belle Hélène”, Offenbach’s last show was a firework of charm and comedy, never before seen!

AUTANT EN EMPORTE L’HISTOIRE – 1965, MARIA CALLAS, À VOIX PERDUE
Callas was willing to do anything to reach the perfection of her lyrical art. “Gone with History” evokes a key moment in her passionate life: the loss of her voice.

LA MARCHE DE L’HISTOIRE – BEETHOVEN (4 épisodes)
Even before he was in his thirties, Beethoven felt deafness winning him over. First the left ear, then both, and finally, in the 1820s, deaf as a stone. This is an extremely rare case in the history of music: a composer deprived of the ear and who continues to create.

LA MARCHE DE L’HISTOIRE – HECTOR BERLIOZ ET LA FRANCE
Guizot, his confrere in the Institute, described him as follows in 1862, on the eve of the creation of his last opera “Les Troyens”: “A skinny gentleman, his head covered with tousled hair, his eyes piercing: he is a sincere talkative point but at the moment when his enthusiasm seizes him, he becomes fertile and eloquent.”

LA MARCHE DE L’HISTOIRE – HABILLER L’OPÉRA
Guizot, his confrere in the Institute, described him as follows in 1862, on the eve of the creation of his last opera “Les Troyens”: “A skinny gentleman, his head covered with tousled hair, his eyes piercing: he is a sincere talkative point but at the moment when his enthusiasm seizes him, he becomes fertile and eloquent.”

RADIO CLASSIQUE – RETOUR VERS LE CLASSIQUE
Through numerous sound excerpts, interviews with specialists, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and historical explanations, each week we will explore together works from cinema, series, video games, literature, sport and digital technology, all of which borrow from the classics!

RADIO CLASSIQUE – LE JARDIN D’ÈVE
Every weekend, Eve Ruggieri opens the doors of her musical garden to us. An emblematic voice, she alone can transport us into the intimacy of the illustrious composers and performers. She tells us with finesse and elegance about the works and destinies of these geniuses. Here we are in Beethoven’s Viennese salons writing the 9th, or in Nohant drinking tea with Chopin and Georges Sand, or at Chambord at the premiere of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, which Lully and Molière anxiously present to the Sun King and his court… Eve Ruggieri offers us the unique opportunity to cultivate the pleasure of classical music.

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