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News from September 8, 2021

Joanna Goodale
During the Debussy in Resonance concert

Images from a video shot by Mathieu Schneider © STUDIOP3 2021

About Debussy in Resonance, pianist Joanna Goodale’s latest CD, to be released in early 2022.

If the concert given by the Arod Quartet on July 7, 2020 was the first public event to be held in the Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds since the beginning of the health crisis, the one given on May 11, 2021 by pianist Joanna Goodale was also the first concert to be held in the hall since the crisis rebounded in late October 2020. The evening was of course conceived several months before the big day, when we could still hope for a larger audience than the 50 people who finally showed up, delighted to be able to experience great musical emotions again.

Debussy in Resonance brought together works by Claude Debussy and creations by Joanna Goodale in a successful union. The event was also part of a recording session, in collaboration with RTS. The concert, as well as the CD, which is scheduled for release in early 2022, is an invitation to experience Nature through Debussy’s universe and the sounds of Asia, immersing the listener in an awakening of the senses, where music, imagination and the elements are one.

Claude Debussy wrote: “Music is a free art, an art that springs forth, an art of the open air, an art in tune with the elements, the wind, the sky and the sea”. The composer has reinvented the language and the musical time by being freely inspired by the Nature and the musics of the Far East. It is in the continuity of this approach that Joanna Goodale proposes her “comprovisations” mixing the piano with gongs and singing bowls, according to a narrative trajectory along the water.

In the meantime, you can find the programs A vol d’oiseau of May 28, presented by Anne Gillot, entirely devoted to Debussy in Resonance (broadcast of the May 11 concert, interviews, capsules etc.) and L’√©cho des pavanes of May 19.

News from July 30, 2020

Arod Quartet

Jordan Victoria, violin
Alexandre Vu, violin
Tanguy Parisot, viola
Samy Rachid, cello


Perhaps you were there?

The magnificent concert given on July 7 by the Arod Quartet is now part of the great history of concerts in La Chaux-de-Fonds and, more broadly, in the Canton of Neuch√Ętel, in Switzerland, and even in Europe, as live concerts were counted on the fingers of one hand.

“This is in La Chaux-de-Fonds it’s happening.” Paul, cameraman in charge of the video shoot for Warner Classics, who thus noted the historical dimension of these magical moments.

And the words of the Arod Quartet, by its cellist Samy Rachid, between an extraordinary performance of Schubert’s Quartet The Maiden and Death and the encore, Schumann’s “Reverie” in a transcription for string quartet: “Good evening, Ah (a real Ah!) what a joy to play again in public.”

See you in a few months for the release of the pearl of the recording session in which this concert took place.

While waiting to be able to relive the entire concert on CD and through video excerpts, we are fortunate to be able to count on the writings of a subscriber who gives us on his blog the story of an unforgettable evening. We are very grateful to him.


A few days before the concert of the Arod Quartet at the Salle de musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, discover the measures taken to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Interview of the Arod Quartet by Benoit Perrier, L’√©cho des pavanes, RTS-Espace 2

The Arod Quartet in concert

The Arod Quartet at the supermarket

The Arod Quartet in the mountains


Among the decisions communicated by the Swiss government last Wednesday, May 27, the one to increase to 300 the maximum number of listeners in a concert hall makes it possible to hold the concert of the Arod Quartet next July 7.

Good news as a sign of hope? We were pleased to announce this date on April 12 through our newsletter. We are particularly pleased to be able to remove the question mark today.

Of course, the concert on July 7 will take place with all the precautions imposed by the current situation. In the event of a recurrence of the pandemic that makes it impossible to hold the concert, the tickets will of course be refunded.
There are still 50 places for sale.

We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon for a great moment, filled with a very special emotion. This will be the first concert at the Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds and the first public concert of the Arod Quartet since the beginning of the health crisis.

News letter of 04.06.2020

Continue to take care of yourself.

23.04 2020

The Wanderer trio and the clarinettist Pascal Moragu√®s play PROLONGATIONS! You can listen to the concert given on February 16 at the Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds on the page ” L’heure musicale d’Espace 2″ until May 15. So don’t deprive yourself, have a good tasting!

05.04 2020

In these days of confinement, TPLM comes out to offer you an interview in music with William Christie, made the day of his concert in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Julie Henoch for Magnétique, a program of RTS-Espace 2. The maestro speaks movingly of his dual passion for music and gardens.

28.03 2020

The four musicians of the Arod Quartet are currently confined to four different locations and are therefore unable to rehearse. The live recording scheduled for May 9 is therefore postponed to a later date. After March 24 and June 5, the date of May 9 is also cancelled.

For all refunds, we kindly ask you to communicate
your personal and bank details
The number of tickets purchased and/or the amount as well as the event in question by e-mail to the e-mail address of the City of La Chaux-de-Fonds Ticket Office :
. The ticket office can be reached by phone if needed (more information: www.chaux-de-fonds.ch/billetterie). Thank you.

12.03 2020

In view of the acceleration of the news on the Coronavirus front, TPLM decided to cancel or postpone two of the last three concerts of its season (March 24 and June 5). The date of May 9 (live recording) is a bit special and there is still some doubt about it.

For all refunds, we kindly ask you to communicate
your personal and bank details
The number of tickets purchased and/or the amount as well as the event in question by e-mail to the e-mail address of the City of La Chaux-de-Fonds Ticket Office :
. The ticket office can be reached by phone if needed (more information: www.chaux-de-fonds.ch/billetterie). Thank you.

04.03 2020

As a promise, you can now discover a video excerpt of the inaugural concert of January 30, L’Amour piqu√© par une abeille, Louis-Nicolas Cl√©rambault (1676-1749), performed by Les Arts Florissants.

With William Christie as musical director and harpsichordist, Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano, Juliette Guignard, viola da gamba and Clément Latour, theorbo. Sound recording RTS-Espace 2, video production Coraclips. Jean-Michel Chabloz harpsichord in Mannens Fribourg (Flemish two-manual Ruckers based on the Colmar harpsichord).

You can still listen to the concert in its entirety during 3 days on the RTS Thursday Concert page.

29.02 2020

Concert of February 16th by the Trio Wanderer and Pascal Moraguès, live or relive, as if you were there, the intensity of the Largo assai ed espressivo of the Trio Les Esprits РGeister-Trio Рby Ludwig van Beethoven.

The concert will be broadcast in its entirety by RTS-Espace 2, on L’Heure musicale, on Sunday April 12 at 5pm. The show will then be available for streaming for a month.

We should be able to publish in the course of next week a video excerpt of the inaugural concert by William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants, a concert that you can still listen to in its entirety for 7 days on the RTS Thursday Concert page.

22.02 2020 (photographs Coraclips)

On February 16, Pascal Moragu√®s and the Trio Wanderer gave a very high level concert at the Salle de musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Like all TPLM concerts, it was recorded and filmed. The “boxed” material promises some nuggets. Preview in pictures of the light atmosphere!

The first part of the concert was a tribute to Beethoven, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth. A certain lightness, throughout the pages of the trio op. 11 for clarinet, cello and piano – which foreshadowed the incredible version of Bart√≥k’s Contrasts that clarinetist Pascal Moragu√®s was about to offer to the public, with Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjab√©dian and Vincent Coq! – would give way to the more serious, ghostly, enigmatic and mysterious expression of the Geister Trio (The Spirits). Its slow movement is unique. The poetry and emotional power that emanated from it was probably the most moving moment of the first part. You will be able to discover next week on TPLM’s Youtube channel an excerpt of the 10′ concert, which will be the occasion of a new News and a mention in our next newsletter.

The broadcast of the concert by RTS-Espace 2 announced on February 25 in Le Concert du mardi is postponed. We will of course let you know the new broadcast date as soon as it is known.

However, you still have 14 days to relive the inaugural concert given on January 30th by William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants!

16.02 2020

Yesterday, Saturday February 15, Pascal Moragu√®s gave a clarinet interpretation lesson to the students of the Conservatoire de musique neuch√Ętelois-CMNE at the Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds. Reflections in pictures !

Today at 4 pm the pre-concert will be given by some of the participants of the course, including the Clarinet Choir of the CMNE.
Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Avenue Léopold-Robert 27 at 4 pm.
Free admission.
Come in great numbers!

02.02 2020

“Hall 80% full, standing ovation, it took place the opening concert of the first season TPLM, and what a concert!”

What voices! And what instrumentalists! You will be able to relive this delight on Espace 2, the classical channel of the RTS, through excerpts on Tuesday February 4 (Figures libres) and in full on Thursday February 6 (Le Concert du jeudi).

Among the musicians on stage alongside a radiant William Christie, the young violinist Th√©otime Langlois de Swarte who has just been nominated for the Victoires de la Musique classique in the “Revelation” category. Did you like his performance last Thursday? Do you like the video (Corelli’s La Follia, excerpts)? Now is the time to vote for him. It is extremely simple, two mouse clicks are enough!

Discover in the coming weeks on the TPLM website video excerpts of the concert by Les Arts Florissants.

Thank you for your presence, for your enthusiasm and for your confidence.

The All for Music team

28.01 2020

“Bees in Sceaux and La Chaux-de-Fonds

Discover the article published today in Arcinfo!

By Nicolas Willemin


“The Duchess (of Maine, Anne-Louise-B√©n√©dicte de Bourbon-Cond√©) did not hesitate to create a parody of an order of chivalry to liven up her festivities, the Order of the Honey Fly whose symbol was a… bee. The circle is complete: it was thus obligatory that William Christie came to present Le salon de la duchesse in La Chaux-de-Fonds whose coat of arms is decorated with a beehive and bees.

Full article (available to Arcinfo subscribers, CHF 2.- for non-subscribers)

And the one published today in the newspaper Le Temps!

“Concerts for Duchess in La Chaux-de-Fonds”.

Article in free access for all and all!

The program of January 30, new TPLM object.
Available free of charge at the concert entrance or on request info@tplm.ch

The All for Music team

26.01 2020

“William Christie, a luxury baptism”

Discover the article published in Cultura, Le Matin Dimanche on January 26th !

By Jean-Jacques Roth, Associate Editor


“Concerts, operas, recordings without number, Les Arts Florissants have allowed thousands of music lovers to discover the splendors of Rameau, Lully, Charpentier, and many others. He (William Christie) will also have trained a generation of conductors and singers, notably in Le Jardin des Voix, which he runs on his estate in Thir√©, in the Vend√©e, in lovingly restored buildings surrounded by a 12-hectare park that he designed himself, in the French style of course.”

Clarification: the pre-concert by students of the Coll√®ge musical does take place at 6:15 pm, but in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Salle Faller of the Conservatoire de musique neuch√Ętelois, avenue L√©opold-Robert 34, a stone’s throw from the Salle de musique!

The program of January 30, new TPLM object.
Available free of charge at the concert entrance or on request info@tplm.ch

The All for Music team

25.01 2020

“We have a duty to use the freedom that the composer grants us”

Discover the interview-portrait of William Christie in La Liberté of January 25th !

By Thierry Raboud

Selected excerpts:

As the Vietnam War rumbles on, the young student (born in Buffalo, New York) prefers to fight other battles and explore other horizons. So he left his country to go to England, before crossing the Channel in 1971, at the age of 27.

“A missionary of the Baroque ages, this musician has given back to France the soundtrack of its royal history”

“To respect the work is to remember that the freedom of the performer is enormous!”

Following Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Jean-Claude Malgoire, then Philippe Herreweghe and William Christie were the precursors in France. “We are part of a movement called historically informed performance, which seeks to rediscover the practices of the past, the methods, the materials, the instruments of the time. It is thanks to this approach, but also to the many talents who have defended it, that this neglected repertoire has regained its place, not only in theaters, but also on the record market.”

Read the full interview in La Liberté on January 25 or on the media website

Read also the article by Jean-Jacques Roth in Le Matin Dimanche of January 26!

The All for Music team

10.01 2020

Did you miss the interview published on January 6 in the paper version of Migros Magazine?

You can read it here!
Photo opposite: David Marchon, Atelier 333, September 2019

Happy New Year to all.

The All for Music team

20.12 2019

Are you struggling to find a gift on Christmas Eve? Give Florissant Gold, a gift voucher to be used on tickets or subscriptions ALL FOR THE MUSIC!

To contact us, go to the Contact page

We are at your disposal until the evening of December 24th, whatever the weather!

See you soon and Merry Christmas to all.

The All for Music team

29.11 2019

Treat yourself, her, them to a subscription to all five TPLM 2020 concerts!

Five concerts for a tour of musical excellence (January 30 to June 5, 2020), an ideal offer for overloaded agendas.

The care taken with the TPLM subscription set makes it an elegant gift that is small only in price! Until December 24, subscription to the five concerts from CHF 70.

All the info on the TPLM.CH website Ticketing page.

See you soon!

25.11 2019

Diana Tishchenko’s turn to be in the spotlight of the world’s recording news!

A dream comes true, exclaims violinist Diana Tishchenko with her innate naturalness and simplicity in the promotional video for “Strangers in PARadISe”, her first disc released by the prestigious Warner Classics label with the magnificent Zolt√°n Fej√©rv√°ri as her piano partner!

In the words of the French online magazine All the musicThey play as if each note were created in real time… deploying an infinitely large palette of colors and nuances – the possibilities are inexhaustible. “.

The program is an exact replica of the program that the two musicians will perform on January 5, 2020 to close the first season of Tous pour la musique. Needless to say, Diana and Zolt√°n will sign their nugget at the end of the concert!

29.10 2019

Tous pour la musique has its presentation video, 20 seconds long!

Tous pour la musique thanks the Wanderer trio for its musical contribution – interpretation of the music of Barry Lyndon, err… of Schubert! Broadcast by Canal Alpha TV.

10.10 2019

The Arod Quartet in the spotlight!

Entitled “The Mathilde Album”, named after the sister of the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky, the latest recording of the Arod Quartet, recorded at the Salle de musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has just been released by Warner Classics.

With this album of works by Schoenberg (Quartet No. 2 op. 10), Zemlinsky (Quartet No. 2 op. 15) and Webern (Langsamer Satz) – key figures in Viennese musical life at the beginning of the 20th century – the Arod Quartet pays tribute to the woman who became Arnold Schoenberg’s wife in 1901. Mathilde was Zemlinsky’s sister and the dedicatee of her husband’s String Quartet No. 2, a work that is innovative both in its tonal language and in the inclusion of a soprano – in this case Elsa Dreisig. It was completed in the summer of 1908, a tumultuous period in the Schoenbergs’ marriage.

The Arod Quartet will be in concert at the Salle de musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds on May 9th, 2020!

You should also know that the online ticketing is now open. A link is active on each concert, as well as on the Ticketing page. You can also order your tickets and subscriptions (five concerts, from CHF 70 until November 30) via the forms on the same page or by phone.

September 09, 2019

Violinist Diana Tishchenko has just been named ECHO Rising star for the 2020-2021 season!

Violinist Diana Tishchenko, who will close our first season on June 5, 2020, has just received one of the most prestigious distinctions. She has been named ECHO Rising star for the 2020-2021 season, an award that opens the doors to the greatest European concert halls – ECHO is indeed the abbreviation for European Concert Hall Organisation – among which the Barbican Centre in London, the Cit√© de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Th√©√Ętre des Champs-Elys√©es in Paris, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Auditori Barcelona, etc… Another reason to look forward to his visit to La Chaux-de-Fonds!

August 01, 2019

Emmanuel Pahud, principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, supports Tous pour la musique!

A beautiful new season for Tous pour la musique, where Frédéric Eggimann entrusts 5 evenings to great artists in their favourite repertoire, as if carried by a wind of freedom!

This proposal, through its programming, and its pre-shows with various local speakers also weaves a social link between music lovers of different styles and origins, by expanding the musical horizon proposed. For the pleasure of music played and experienced together, without stylistic, generational or social divides: fans of all ages will find themselves there, but also young people in training from secondary school to high school or in apprenticeship cycles, at the Conservatory or the Haute √Čcole de Musique.

Let’s go, all for the music!

Emmanuel Pahud

July 24, 2019

Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano

You didn’t go on vacation? Just back from the sea but haven’t managed to use up your budget?

Les Arts Florissants bring back to life one of the most brilliant salons of the Grand Si√®cle, a Salon made up of artists and intellectuals gathered by one of the most powerful women of her time, the Duchess of Maine in her Ch√Ęteau de Sceaux. Voltaire, D’Alembert, Montesquieu or Marivaux were all regular visitors, as well as well-known composers of the time, such as Cl√©rambault, Bernier and Mouret; all of them wrote numerous works dedicated to her or inspired by her. And as the Duchess was insomniac, the evenings were long…

Treat yourself to a subscription to Tous pour la musique 2020, enjoy a special price from CHF 70 for five concerts and access to the best seats.

You don’t want to subscribe? You can now reserve your seats individually. CHF 10.00 for students, apprentices and under 16 years old and CHF 15.00 for under 21 years old. Tous pour la musique is affiliated with the CarteCulture and the 20 years 100 francs subscription.

A new website will be online by the end of August:

June 20, 2019

He wants to democratize classical music a little more

The association “Tous pour la musique” aims to open classical music to a wider audience. Presided by Fr√©d√©ric Eggimann, it will offer five concerts in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2020. The former director of the Soci√©t√© de musique de la M√©tropole horlog√®re assures that he is not in competition with his former employer. According to him, his programming is a complementary offer to that of the Music Society.

Discover the report by Canal Alpha on Tous pour la musique.

June 12, 2019

All for the music, season one, press conference.

Wednesday, June 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Foyer of the Music Hall
Avenue Léopold-Robert 27
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

download the press kit