Celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of composer Edouard Lalo during the week of January 23

Friday January 27, 2023 will be marked by the bicentenary of the birth of composer Edouard Lalo. Musiq3 will devote chronicles and programs to the French composer of the spanish symphony.

Edouard Lalo is a French composer born in Lille on January 27, 1823. He entered the Lille Conservatory at the age of 10 to learn the violin. In 1839, he perfected his skills at Parisagainst the wishes of his family.

In Paris, he was initiated into composition and which he will submit to the judgment of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). He befriends the composer and virtuoso violinist Pablo de Sarasata (1844-1908) for whom he will write during the year 1874 the spanish symphony, a five-movement concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor. He will also let himself be tempted by the ballet with Namuna in 1872 whose reception was to say the least mitigated but also by theopera where his second try, The King of Ys (1888) was a triumphant success, according to the press of the time.

the April 22, 1892the composer with the Legion of Honor died in Paris, leaving his last lyrical drama, The Jacquerie, incomplete after only completing the first movement. The composer and music critic Arthur Coquard (1846-1910) composed the 3 missing acts of this work, which premiered in Monte-Carlo in 1895.

Monday 23 January to Friday January 27find every day at 11 a.m. in The Odyssey a theme of Francoise Lecharlier on the composer. Travels ofAxelle Thiry will invite you to follow in the footsteps of the French composer in music, on Sunday January 29 at 11 a.m..

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