This edition: January 2002 edition
Original tape date: January 19, 2002.
Andre Malraux (16:15”)
No pencil pushing bureaucrat was he. Critic, essayist, novelist, man of action, and France's first Minister of Culture, Andre Malraux was one of the key figures of 20th century French civilization. 2001 marked his centenary, an occasion celebrated across France and the world. CANAPE honors Malraux with an excerpt from a recent television special hosted by Bernard Pivot and featuring the current Minister of Culture Catherine Tasca.
Martial Solal (23:45”)
Upon hearing French pianist Martial Solal at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival Duke Ellington remarked, “he sparkles with refreshment.” More recently, the New York Times has observed that he “might be the greatest living European jazz pianist.” Lorraine Gordon, owner of The Village Vanguard, one of the most illustrious clubs in jazz history, tells CANAPE about the importance of his appearance there on one of his rare trips to New York. The famed jazzman himself takes time to share his music and thoughts with CANAPE.
French Culture in 2002 (1:18”)
Movie theaters aren't the only places to see previews. This month CANAPE offers a brief view of some highlights of the 2002 French cultural season. The mix is as delicious and varied as a rich, steaming bowl of bouillabaisse. From film festivals to literary readings, from openings at downtown galleries to exhibits at uptown museums, from symphonies in Carnegie Hall to world music in the open air, French culture continues its love affair with New York. Bruno Delaye of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris talks to CANAPE about French culture in global context.
Bruno Delaye Head, Culture Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
Bernard Pivot Journalist
Martial Solal Jazz Pianist
Catherine Tasca Former Minister of Culture and Communication, France