From 10 to 15 July 2023, France Musique, a media partner of the Festival, will be moving to Aix-en-Provence to bring the anniversary edition of the Festival d’Aix to its listeners. Throughout the entire week, immerse yourself in audio archives, being rebroadcast in celebration of the Festival's 75th anniversary, and (re)listen to the Festival's operas, which will air in Le Concert du soir. On 11 July, celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Festival d’Aix during a special day on France Musique!
On the programme for the special France Musique week:
— From Monday 10 to Friday 14 July, from 4pm to 5pm: Les Trésors de France Musique by Françoise Monteil
Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 July — La bonne heure avec Louis Erlo, prod. Olivier Bernager (1990): Episode 1 — Episode 2
Wednesday 12 July — France Musique au Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, with Pier Luigi Pizzi, Jessye Norman and Pierre Boulez (1983)
Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July — Les 50 ans du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, with David Stern, Yoshi Oïda, Régine Crespin, Peter Brook, Daniel Harding and Claudio Abbado, prod. Françoise Malettra (1998): Episode 1 — Episode 2
— Tuesday 11 July: Special 75th anniversary day
From 7:30am to 9am — Musique Matin by Clément Rochefort
From 12pm to 1:30pm — L'Agenda de l'été by Christophe Dilys
From 2pm to 3:45pm — Le Concert de l'après-midi by Priscille Lafitte
Act I of The Magic Flute by Mozart, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2014)
From 4pm to 5pm — Les Trésors de France Musique by Françoise Monteil
La bonne heure avec Louis Erlo, prod. Olivier Bernager (1990) (2/2)
From 8pm to midnight — Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2021) — Introduced by Judith Chaine
— Operas broadcasted during France Musique week in Le Concert du soir, introduced by Judith Chaine
Monday 10 July at 8pm: The Threepenny Opera by Weill, Brecht, Hauptmann (recorded on 7 July)
Tuesday 11 July at 8pm: Tristan und Isolde by Wagner (recorded at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021)
Wednesday 12 July at 8pm: Les Boréades by Rameau (concert version recorded at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2014)
Thursday 13 July at 8pm: Wozzeck by Berg
Friday 14 July at 8pm: Picture a day like this by George Benjamin, Martin Crimp
Saturday 15 July at 7pm: Le Prophète by Meyerbeer
September : Otello by Verdi
While we wait for the Festival to begin, France Musique is offering musical events and interviews related to the Festival’s programme.
Coming up soon:
— Sunday 25 June at 11am: Musique Émoi by Priscille Lafitte with Pierre Audi, general director of the Festival d'Aix
— Monday 26 June: Allegretto « En passant par Aix-en-Provence » by Denisa Kerschova
— From Monday 26 to Friday 30 June at 6:30am and 10:30pm:
Les Grands Entretiens by Judith Chaine with George Benjamin, composer by Picture a day like this
Episode 1 / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4 / Episode 5
— Tuesday 4 July at 2pm: Le Concert de l'après-midi by Judith Chaine
Beethoven / Wagner — Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Recorded in Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2013
Also: Aix 75, a France Musique podcast to celebrate the Festival’s 75th anniversary
For the Festival’s 75th anniversary, France Musique, a media partner of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, is offering listeners the opportunity to (re)discover a selection of archived radio programmes, concerts, and recorded operas from over the years. Enjoy several hours of music or interviews, and immerse yourself in the heart of the Festival and its history!
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