Your special attention for Musique à bicyclette, the French week at the Concertzender!
The French week is from July 1st to July 7th and celebrates the Grand Départ
of the Tour de France on the 4th and 5th of July, which will take place close to our studio in Utrecht.
The central programme during the week is Chanson, that will be broadcast daily.
Concertzender broadcasts music in many different genres and during the
week you will
hear composers and musicians in all these
have some kind of link with France.
the man responsible for Chanson is also the curator of the French week.
He will present a programme each day that
takes the start of the Tour
as as its theme and
that features interviews with guests who will
hopefully be able to explain what exactly Chanson is.
explanations will be accompanied by by a selection of songs by Bruant,
Trenet, Patachou, Bénabar, Cabrel and Zaz. Songs about struggle, about
success, about cycling and about France.
provides you with a compact summary of our programmes during
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Grand Départ! This week's episode of Concertzender Now is completely in the spirit of the French week.
Broadcast: Wednesday 1 July, 15.00 – 17.00 CET
In the week starting 2 July Sylvester Hoogmoed will be
trying to find the essence
of Chanson. How classical were Léo
Ferré's compositions? Whast distinguishes Francis Cabrel from his
great idol Bob Dylan?
great was Serge Gainsbourg's influence
on avant-garde pop-music? Was
the Paris-born Ramses Shaffy a real singer or was he more
inspired by crooners such as Frank Sinatra? Is Stromae really the new
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Radio around the Globe
The programme looks at the book 43 Wielerverhalen (43 Stories about Cycling)
by Tim Krabbé.
Broadcast: Wednesday 1 Juli, 19:00 CET
(photo: Casper Rila)
François Liszt à Paris!
Broadcast: Wednesday 1 July, 20:00 – 21:00 CET
Pop Art: Tour de Cinéma
In this episode we cycle in four stages through the history of film and look at
the role that France has had in this history.
The first stage looks at film noir, the second
moves on to
the French erotic cinema of the seventies, the third stage considers
artistic filmhouse films and the final stage
French musical contributions
to Hollywoord films.
When we finally arrive on the Champs Elysées
we will cast a brief glance back to the early
days of French film.
Broadcast: Wednesday 1 July, 22:00 – 23:00 CET
In Concertzender Live a performance by
the Quatuor Danel that we recorded on
the 9th November 2013 in the Leeuwen-
bergh in Utrecht.
With works by Debussy, Chausson and Ravel.
Broadcast: Thursday 2 July, 20:00 – 22:00 CET
Free Radicals: Under the Lemontree #7
Free Radicals on Thursday 2nd July at 22:00 CET features Under the Lemontree #7; part
of our adventurous series of boundary-free programmes devoted to the concepts of atmosphere and flow. Under the Lemontree takes the listener on a journey. In this
episode we get on our bikes and go for the Yellow Jersey.
We start in tropical Germany.
Along the way
we go into French history and get on the right road, not always via related song titles.
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The Art of the Improvisers:
This episode is devoted to the French
pianist and composer Martial Solal (1927).
He started playing the piano when he was
six years old and developed into one of Europe's masters of the instrument.
also had lots of success as a composer of
film soundtracks. The
programme features recordings of his trio from 1970 and recording
a larger ensemble from 2005.
Broadcast: Saturday 4 July, 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Palace of Melancholy: Tour de France
A Palace of Melancholy with a French tinge.
Charles Aznavour waxes lyrical
over the miracle that happens when
a woman begins to sing, and music from vibraphone player Lionel Hampton
who was immensely popular in France in
the fifties and made some très fabuleux recordings such as Je ne sais pas.
then Blossom Dearie, the singer with the delicate voice, in her French
period; the con-
temporary voice artist Sly Johnson who creates
hypnotic sound universe with trumpeter Erik Truffaz ; Edith Piaf in
duet with her youthful husband Théo Sarapo who, when she died
afterwards was found to have left a
million in debt which led to him being evicted
from their house over Christmas - “ The house doesn't sing any more”, as he sung
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This night will be totally devoted to
French music, with a sideways glance
in the direction of the Tour de France.
We start with the compilation-cd Café Parisien,
with 50 original songs. You'll hear artists such
as Yves Montand,
Charles Trenet, Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour,
Becaud and many more. That will be followed by The Best of Julien Clerc.
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Madge-point: Le Tour de Musique
Madge-point is our classical music pro-
gramme on Sunday mornings. Episode
36 is titled Le Tour de Musique and is
full of contrasts. You can listen to music
from composers who all had a special relationship with cycling.
Songs by Ernest Chausson and compositions
by Maurice Ravel, Edward Elgar, Josef Strauss, Vincent D'Indy and Modeste Moussorgsky.
Broadcast: Sunday 5 July, 10:00 CET
L’Esprit Baroque: Prologue in the French baroque
L’Esprit Baroque, our programme with Baroque music, on Sunday 5th July is
of course concerned with French Baroque music.
programme provides a short prologue
through the French Baroque with
music from composers who were more of less contem-
poraries of Johann
Sebastian Bach, such as
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Louis-Antoine
Dornel,Michel Corrette and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain.
these composers were influenced by Italian
music (particularly Guillemain, who studied
violin in Italy)
but continued to compose suites
in a French style.
Broadcast: Sunday 5 July, 16:00 – 17:00 CET
Contemporary music: Neige en été,
l'art de la conduite et vertige
This programme takes place high in the
trees and deep in the heart of the piano:
Canopée, music by the Norwegian-French
group Dans Les Arbres; Des Pas Sur La
Neige, a brand new work by the young
French musician Eve Risser and Fahrkunst
from pianist Christian Wallumrød.
Braodcast: Sunday 5 July, 17:00 – 18:00 CET
World: Le Tour de France - Musique
The Tour de France started in 1903 and
was first organised by Henri Desgrange,
the editor of the magazine L'Auto. The
original idea came from one of his
colleagues, Georges Lefèvre, who was
also made the director of the first tour.
Tour has since grown to be the most important, most demanding and most
prestigious cycle race of the year. A
programme full of music about
Broadcast:;Sunday 5 Juliy 19:00 CET
Nuove Musiche: Royal lute music
on Monday 6 July presents music for the lute from two French composers
who worked at the court of Versailles: Robert de Viséeand the less well-known Germain Pinel.
two composers worked for Louis XIV,
who inherited a great tradition of
from his father Louis XIII and his grandfather Henry IV.
Both composers developed new
forms of music for the lute. A recently
CD features two suites by Robert de Visée
and three by
Pinel, two of which are world premieres that were previously not
on CD. Miguel Yisrael (who studied in Paris
and in Basel
with Hopkinson Smith) plays
them on an 11-course Baroque lute.
Broadcast: Monday 6 July, 18:00 – 19:00 CET
Documento: Musical tour of the French regions
Most French music from the Renaissance
and Baroque came from Paris but the Tour
de France travels through the whole country.
on Monday 6 July will therefore also tour though the regions of
France and you can hear music played on regional instruments such
the tambourin provençal, the musette and the draailier. But just as the Tour, we will also end in Paris.
Broadcast: Monday 6 July, 19:00 – 20:00 CET
Krizz Krazz: Pêle Mêle
By now you probably realise that the Tour de France
ia taking place and that
Concertzender is not letting this pass by unnoticed. We are therefore presenting
a programme with Jazz from France but not always jazz played
by French musiciians!
Bud Powell, for example, lived in Paris
from 1959 until 1964 (at least
according to Wikipedia), although we also know that he
was there in
1957 because we saw him per-
form in the Théâtre Municipal in Fontainebleau.
In addition, he also performed his own
Parisienne thorofare in 1951, a piece that is
also known as Parisian thoroughfare.
Broadcast: Monday 6 July, 23:00 – 24:00 CET
Composer of the Month
In July, the composer of the month is Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)
Broadcast: Tuesday 7 July, 18:00 – 19:00 CET
The Previous Century
Compositions by Henri Dutilleux and Francis Poulenc. This music is unquestionably French.
Multi-colored, spontaneous harmonies, loose motives that come and go like a summer breeze.
Broadcast: Tuesday 7 July, 20:00 – 21:00 CET
Our series Classic Jazz features a programme with historical recordings of jazz in France.
earliest French jazz recordings were made
in Paris in the twenties
and thirties by both
French musicians and bands from outside the
Broadcast: Tuesday 7 July, 21:00 CET
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