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Celebrating the legacy of Rameau - an interview with Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette

According to the foundations of musical harmony established in the Traité de l’harmonie, “the Ancients” based the rules of harmony on melody, instead of beginning with harmony. The author of this famous text – one on harmony which is now the basis of most 20th-century music textbooks – is Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764), a French composer of the late Baroque period who earned recognition through his complex operas and research in music theory.
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The first edition of FUSION: A conversation with Gaëlle Le Gallic from Radio France-France Musique

The promotion of young talent is at the forefront of the music programming by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France. Seeking to establish a device for the advancement of young musicians from France and the United States, American violinist Miranda Cuckson performed at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th, followed by a concert of the French guitar quartet from Paris, Quatuor Eclisses, at the Phillips Collection on Sunday, January 26th. Through this first musical weekend, Fusion was born. Gaëlle Le Gallic, renowned music journalist and producer at France Musique for Radio France in Paris. Le Gallic traveled from Paris to accompany both the Cultural Service and the Phillips Collection in this new musical venture. Here is an interview with her.
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Patrick Bruel Announces US Tour Fall 2014

One of France's most important stars of the 90s, Patrick Bruel announces a US tour for October and November.
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10 French Songs à la WHCS Hunter College Radio

Films on the Green, in partnership with Hunter College’s radio station WHCS, is delighted to bring you 10 French songs from WHCS
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France Rocks July Playlist: A French Summer

A MONTHLY FEATURE FROM FRANCE ROCKS, July's Playlist brings you the perfect tracks for A French Summer
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JUNE PLAYLIST: What's Next? French Electro

A new feature from France Rocks, our monthly playlist series, explores French-produced music of all stripes, new and old. Listen and read about the brightest new talents in French Electro music in June's installment.
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French-American Jazz Pianist Dan Tepfer Awarded Charles Ives Prize

Dan Tepfer, a French Jazz pianist now based in New York City, was recently awarded the extremely prestigious Charles Ives Prize Fellowship for young composers. He will perform a number of dates with major American and international jazz artists in the coming months.
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VIDEO: JazzFest 2014

An exchange that has bridged both sides of the Atlantic for 100 years, Jazz music and its finest young French players were at their best for January’s French Quarter Jazz Fest at Small’s in New York.
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May Playlist: French New York

[MAY PLAYLIST] from FRANCE ROCKS on Spotify: FRENCH NEW YORK. Fifteen songs by French artists new and old across genres putting into song their sentiments about New York.
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The Toxic Avenger Announces Romance & Cigarettes LP

French musician, The Toxic Avenger, whose music is described as, "electro-pop with grand ambitions", announces Romance & Cigarettes LP, out June 10 via Ultra Records.
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The Next Wave of Poet-Rock: Jean-Louis Aubert & Michel Houellebecq's "Les parages du vide"

Jean-Louis Aubert, the former singer of popular French rock band Téléphone (1976-1986) and Michel Houellebecq, the controversial award-winning French poet have joined creative quirky forces in collaboration of a sensational poetic rock project, Les parages du vide (The spaces of emptiness). Released on April 14th, the album features 16 songs composed by Aubert with lyrics from Houellebecq’s collection of poetry in Configuration du dernier ravage (Flammarion, 2013).