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JOEL AND ANNE RETURN TO CORDES, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Copyright Yannick Coupannec
The magnificent medieval citadel of Cordes, in the southwest of France, has an important place in Boston Camerata history. And just a few days ago our Artistic Director and Director Emeritus paid a visit, after a long absence, to that beautiful place.

We are happy to post an interview with Joel Cohen (in French) on France Musique, recorded in Cordes, where Joel and the Camerata began teaching in Europe lo these many years ago…Joel was honored on June 18 by a concert dedicated to him, given in the town’s medieval church. The interview was done the next morning. The conversation begins a few minutes into the start of the program.

Many warm thoughts, as well, to those Camerata musicians who pioneered the workshop concept during those extraordinary seasons. And special remembrance to Alison Fowle, of the Camerata, and Lucienne Touren, of Cordes. Their work lives on!

Photo: Copyright 2011 Yannick Coupannec.