Monday 23.4 at 6pm: “Armas Launis, successes and failures of a Finnish composer” by Henri-Claude Fantapié

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited to “Armas Launis, successes and failures of a Finnish composer in Nice (1930-1959)” by French composer and conductor Henri-Claude Fantapié on Monday 23.4 at 6pm. Henri-Claude Fantapié has kindly accepted to speak about past and present musical works composed in Nice and in particular about Armas Launis. . The presentation and ensuing discussion will be in English. Welcome! Warm regards, Ian Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome! Armas Launis, successes and failures of a Finnish composer in Nice (1930-1959)” The musical life of the city of Nice has been rather curious. Whereas the natives have often left the city, there has always been a steady stream of composers coming from other countries wishing to live and work there. Bozza or Jaubert have left but Lovreglio, Journeau, Ribollet, Martinů and Armas Launis (and Madetoja not far behind)came and established themselves in the city. Henri-Claude Fantapié, composer and conductor, first listened to the music of Launis in Nice at the age of fourteen. With his wife Anja he has written two books on Finnish music as well as a large number of articles on Armas Launis and music in Nice.