Sunday 3 September 2017 4:30PM

François Le Roux on French Song

2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition


  • François Le Roux baritone

French Art Song is said to be the perfect marriage between music and French poetry. But how does this work, if an expert such as philosopher Jean- Jacques Rousseau said that French language is non-musical? What kind of French language is it that works for composers?

To try to understand François Le Roux will explore the characteristics of both sung and spoken French to try to understand.

  • Kindly supported by the Kohn Foundation