Tag: France

French Literature in the Making: Laure Adler

Laure Adler, author of Marguerite Duras; Dans les pas de Hannah Arendt; L’Insoumise, Simone Weil; and François Mitterand, journées particulières, in conversation with Olivier Barrot.

/ March 7, 2016

L’Épitome Musical: French Music for Viol Consort

The third and final concert of “Bernini in Paris: Italian Guests in the Sun King’s Court.” From Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Though often imagined as a primarily English ensemble, the viol consort had a rich history in France as another vehicle for...

/ March 3, 2016

New Works from France: Buquet, Grätzer, Marcland, Paris

The Chamber Players of the League/ISCM will play ew pieces by four French composers not well known in the US. Here’s the lineup. Gérard Buquet: Adverb for singing violoncello Carlos Grätzer: Trio en 5 mouvements for violin, violoncello, and piano...

/ March 3, 2016

D’après le Bauyn: Jean-Henry D’Anglebert and Louis Couperin

Harpsichoridst Giuseppe Schinaia performs works from the Bauyn Manuscript, an important source of French harpsichord music from the 17th century. This is the second of three concerts during “Bernini in Paris: Italian Guests in the Sun King’s Court.” Admission $35....

/ February 28, 2016

At the Pleasure of Mazarin: Roman Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris

Five musicians perform pieces from the collection of Cardinal Mazarin, Chief Minister of France and advisor to Louis XIV. The first of three concerts during “Bernini in Paris: Italian Guests in the Sun King’s Court.” From Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: A Cardinal...

/ February 25, 2016

An Evening with Maylis de Kerangal

Via la Maison Française: Award winning novelist Maylis de Kerangal began her career in publishing for Gallimard’s youth department, later founding the children’s book publishing house Editions du baron perché. She published her first novel, Je marche sous un ciel...

/ February 24, 2016


From La Maison Française: This highly original film was produced by an artists’ collective on a budget of 150 euros, creating a buzz when it premiered at Cannes, and earning the Prix Louis-Delluc for best first film (2010). It weaves...

/ February 24, 2016

Bernini: Impresario

A lecture on sculptor, painter and playwright Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Franco Mormando of Boston College. Mormando is the author of the first Englih biography of Bernini, Bernini: His life and His Rome. Via Salon/Sanctuary Concerts: Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright,...

/ February 22, 2016

Too Black to be French?

Race and the legacies of colonialism come together in Isabelle Boni-Claverie’s film Trop noire pour etre française? (Too Black to be French?). From NYU’s Institute of French Studies: [Boni-Claverie] uses the lens of her family and personal history as the...

/ February 17, 2016

At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort

A talk with Nicole Rudolph, professor of French Studies at Adelphi University. From Maison Française: After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. In At Home in Postwar...

/ February 16, 2016