Samedi 26 juillet 2003. Alors que Marie Trintignant séjourne en Lituanie pour le tournage du téléfilm Colette, une femme libre, une dispute éclate avec l'homme qui partage sa vie depuis 18 mois, le chanteur Bertrand Cantat. Le ton monte, les coups pleuvent. À la quatrième gifle, Marie s'effondre. Le 1er août, transportée à Paris, elle meurt. Le leader du groupe Noir Désir est incarcéré, en Lituanie puis en France. Il est libéré pour bonne conduite en 2007…
Launched ten years ago by the saxo player Pierre Bertrand and the trumpeteer Nicolas Folmer, the Paris Jazz Big Band is extremely famous on the French Jazz scene with many awards like the Victoires du Jazz and Django d’Or. It has been mostly recognized for its creative repertoire and the orchestra has performed with prestigious singers like Diana Krall; Johnny Griffin, Richard Galliano or Michel Legrand. The aim of this new repertoire « Source(s) » was to follow the tracks of culture an d music from Africa, South Mediterranea and Latin America.
Recorded in the spring and summer of 2011, Bertrand Chamayou's set of Franz Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage) was released just in time to honor the composer's 200th anniversary in October. That year saw a number of releases and reissues of the complete Années, and this ambitious collection of picturesque vignettes became increasingly popular despite its considerable length. The years in the title were the late 1830s, when Liszt and the Countess Marie d'Agoult traveled across Switzerland and Italy, and the pieces summon the full range of Romantic piano gestures and techniques, put at the service of poetic description and expressive power.
"Compilation-portrait of "Noir Desir", a former french rock band from Bordeaux, that was very popular during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, with two platinum and three gold albums in France The standard members of the band were Bertrand Cantat (vocals, guitar), Serge Teyssot-Gay (guitar), Jean-Paul Roy (bass guitar) and Denis Barthe (drums) The first CD is a "best-of" with all the most popular hits of the band and the second CD contains rarities, reprises, remixes and flip-sides, most of them not found in any official studio album Enjoy a great compilation album from one of the best french rock bands ever.
Arthaus presents the world première of the unabridged version of Don Carlos at the Vienna State Opera, in a staging by the world renowned German director Peter Konwitschny. This staging in its unabridged version remains true to Giuseppe Verdi’s original vision of his grand opera, when it was premiered in Paris in 1867… Johannes Leiacker