Timothée Picard (born 1975) is a French academic and music critic.
Timothée Picard studied at the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud (1995–2001) and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (1999–2001).He holds an aggregation of modern letters (1999) and a doctorate of letters (2004). His PhD thesis, defended at the University of Strasbourg under the direction of Pascal Dethurens, is entitled La littérature face au défi wagnérien. From 2005 to 2012, he was maître de conférences in general and comparative literature at the University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany. In 2011, he was elected as a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France on a project devoted to the conceptions and representations of music through the literature and history of European ideas. Since 2012, he is a professor of general and comparative literature at Rennes 2. His research focuses on the relationship between literature, the arts (especially music, but also cinema), and the history of ideas.
As a music critic, he collaborates with magazines Classica and L'Avant-Scène Opéra. He regularly gives lectures or program contributions in opera houses and opera festivals in France and abroad.
With Jean Cléder, he founded the "Transversales cinematographiques" festivalin Rennes in 2011, dedicated to the relationship between cinema and other arts.
André Campra was a French composer and conductor.
Les Arts Florissants is a Baroque musical ensemble in residence at the Théâtre de Caen in Caen, France. The organization was founded by conductor William Christie in 1979. The ensemble derives its name from the 1685 opera Les Arts florissants by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The organization consists of a chamber orchestra of period instruments and a small vocal ensemble. Current notable members include soprano Danielle de Niese and tenor Paul Agnew, who has served as assistant conductor since 2007. Jonathan Cohen is also on the conducting staff; Christie remains the organization's Artistic Director.
Stéphane de Gérando, is a French composer, conductor, multimedia artist, and researcher.
Jean Laroche (1921–2010) is a French poet born in Nantes. He is a former professor and had 3 children.
Éditions Robert Laffont is a book publishing company in France founded in 1941 by Robert Laffont. Its publications are distributed in almost all francophone countries, but mainly in France, Canada and in Belgium.
Pierre Wissmer was a 20th-century French classical composer of Swiss origin.
Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves is a French journalist and writer.
Hervé Lacombe is a French musicologist, a professor at the University Rennes 2 since 2002 and a specialist of music of France. He is the author of several works on the opera and two biographies, one of Georges Bizet and the other of Francis Poulenc.
Sylvie Mamy, born in Besançon, is a French writer and musicologist, Docteur d'État ès lettres, and research director at the CNRS.
André Tubeuf is a French writer, philosopher and music critic.
Caroline Giron-Panelnée Giron is a French historian and musicologist.
Brigitte François-Sappey is a French musicologist, educator, radio producer, and lecturer.
Jean-Victor Hocquard was a French musicologist, and a specialist of Mozart.
Alain Pâris is a French conductor and musicologist.
Cyril Diederich is a French conductor.
Gérard Condé is a French composer and music critic.
Jacques Bondon was a French composer.
Philippe Sellier( born 8 November 1931) is a French literary critic and scholar. He is a specialist in the great writers who revolved around Port-Royal-des-Champs: Pascal, Racine, Antoine Arnauld, Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy, La Rochefoucauld, Mme de Sévigné, Mme de Lafayette.
Bertrand Dermoncourt is a French journalist, publisher and author of books on music, including classical music. He started in rock fanzines during the 1980s. In 1998, he co-founded the magazine Classica of which he was from the beginning Editorial Director Musical critic of the weekly l'Express, he also directs a collection of biographies of composers published by Actes Sud He is also a member of the editorial board of the collection "Bouquins" at Éditions Robert Laffont and member of the Prix Pelléas jury.
Stéphane François is a French political scientist who specializes on radical right-wing movements. He also studies conspiracy theories, political ecology and countercultures.