Study day organised by the History Committee on 17 March 2015 at the Sciences Po History Centre (75006 Paris)
1.Presentation of the study day
2015: Centenary of the birth of Marcel Landowski, musician, composer, first music director appointed by André Malraux in 1966. The music policy that he is putting in place has permanently included access to music for all as an objective of public action.
On the occasion of this anniversary and the release of the book Marcel Landowski. A founding policy of musical education, 1966-1974 » by Noémi Lefebvre, Doctor of Political Science, the History Committee organized a study day on March 17, 2015 at Sciences Po to raise awareness of this founding policy.
After a communication describing the situation in 1966, when Marcel Landowski took up his duties, this day focused on showing how the decision of Malraux to create a direction in real size gave a real impetus to the public policy of music, which materialized in 1969 by the 10 Year Plan ».
If Marcel Landowski gives an essential place to teaching, it seeks to develop a global music policy by supporting creation and dissemination. In creating the Orchestre de Paris, he implemented his policy of supporting professionals. Similarly, he demanded that the works supported be performed. In the dynamic of decentralization, he organized musical regions around conservatories and orchestras. He also developed a policy of lyrics and dance. Having become director of cultural affairs of the city of Paris (1977-1979), he found there a magnificent field of action.
A round table led by Maryvonne de Saint Pulgent and bringing together personalities who worked around Marcel Landowski, It was an opportunity to discuss the main aspects of this ambitious policy, which today leaves us with fruitful institutions and procedures that have fostered the development of French cultural practices.
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The audiovisual capture of this day of study is available by appointment at History committee.