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Les Lundis Musicaux (Musical Mondays) at the Athénée Theater

Created in 1977 under the eclectic direction of Pierre Bergé at the Athénée theater, the Musical Mondays witnessed a parade of the greatest voices in the world until 1989.

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Ingrid Caven


Ingrid Caven Show - Cabaret Le Pigall's, Paris

A cabaret singer and icon of Fassbinder's films, Ingrid Caven appeared in this legendary concert, produced by Pierre Bergé, in a dress designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent. 

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John Cage


First Parisian concert at the Edouard VII theater

John Cage was a prolific composer with endless imagination, who was fascinated by all art forms, from painting to literature. Following the advice of composer Henry Cowell, he turned to music - which he rethought in a totally new manner influenced by oriental philosophy and chance. 

Pierre Bergé supported the work of this unique artist, particularly by organizing his first concert in France at the Edouard VII Theater in Paris.

Philip Glass


First Parisian concert at the Edouard VII theater 

Born in Baltimore in 1937, Philip Glass discovered music at a young age in his father's radio repair shop. At the age of six, he started playing the violin, and at 8 the flute, an instrument which allowed him to dive headfirst into music. At the University of Chicago, where he studied mathematics and philosophy, he devoted all of his free time to the piano. He left for New York to study at Julliard's with the intention of becoming a composer. In his mid-twenties, he visited Paris to work for a film direector who needed Ravi Shankar's music to be transcribed. The experience pushed him to apply oriental techniques to his own works. 

By 1974, he had already composed a number of musical works including “Music in 12 parts”. But it was only after meeting Robert Wilson in 1976 that he reached the heights of his talent by composing the music for “Einstein on the Beach,” a musical monument of the 20th Century.

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Wintereise (Franz Schubert)


Théâtre du Châtelet 
Cycle of 24 songs to the poems of Wilhelm Müller. 
Director Robert Wilson 
Costume Yves Saint Laurent 
Soprano Jessye Norman 
Piano Mark Markham 

This Winter's Journey is a project over 10 years in the making. When I ended the Lundis Musicaux (Musical Mondays) at the Athénée Theater, a series of encounters ensued, Robert first, then Jessye. Those who embarked on this adventure are friends, comrades: Jessye Norman, Robert Wilson, Yves Saint Laurent. They are a part of my life. I want to express my gratitude and admiration to them.  
- Pierre Bergé

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Wintereise (Franz Schubert)

Septembre 2001

Théâtre du Châtelet.
Cycle de vingt-quatre lieder sur des poèmes de Wilhelm Müller.

Mise en scène : Robert Wilson.
Costume : Yves Saint Laurent.
Soprano : Jessye Norman.
Piano : Mark Markham.

"Ce Voyage d'hiver est un projet qui a plus de 10 ans.
Lorsque j'ai mis fin aux Lundis musicaux de l'Athénée, les rencontres ont commencé, avec Robert d'abord, Jessye ensuite.
Ceux qui se sont engagés dans cette aventure sont des amis, des complices : Jessye Norman, Robert Wilson, Yves Saint Laurent.
Ils font partie de ma vie. Je veux leur témoigner ma gratitude et leur dire mon admiration."
Pierre Bergé

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Tannhäuser (Richard Wagner)


Théâtre du Châtelet.

Musical director Myung-Whun Chung
Director Andreas Homoki
With Peter Seiffert, Petra-Maria Schnitzer, Ildiko Komlosi, Ludovic Tézier Philharmonic orchestra of Radio France, The Radio France Choir

When he was president of the Bastille Opera House, Pierre Bergé named Myung-whun Chung musical director, a position he held from 1988 to 1994. It was through this emblematic conductor that Pierre Bergé supported, among many other productions, this Tannhäuser.

Médiathèque musicale Mahler


The Mahler Media Library for Music is consulted by music lovers worldwide. The Médiathèque Musicale Mahler grew out of the generosity and dedication of two musicologists, Maurice Fleuret and Henry-Louis de La Grange, who decided to allow the public access to their personal collections.

The Médiathèque Musicale Mahler is an association under the 1901 French law and is accredited by the Fondation de France. It is presided over by Pierre Bergé.


The artistic committee : Claudio Abbado, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alfred Brendel, Elliott Carter, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Henri Dutilleux, Christoph Eschenbach, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Thomas Hampson, Eliahu Inbal, Christa Ludwig,

 Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, Murray Perahia, Simon Rattle, Tilson Thomas, Iannis Xenakis.


Donors : Maïmé Arnodin, Claude Bandieri, Bernard Goué, Jeanne Green-Le Flem, Desi Halban von Saher, Christine Jolivet, Irène Kamerling, Lotte Klemperer, Madeleine Li-Koechlin, Yves Koechlin, Henry-Louis de La Grange, Jacques Lonchampt, Marina Mahler, Madeleine Milhaud, Denise Paulme-Schaeffner, Caroline Perrin, Albi Rosenthal, Claudine Rosenthal, Jacqueline Roskam, Jean-Manuel de Scarano, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, André Tubeuf, Jacques Vautrin.


Main supporters The Ministry of Culture (direction de la musique, de la danse, du théâtre et dus pectacle - direction du livre et de la lecture),
Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Fondation de France, SACEM (Société des Auteurs compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique), The City of Paris

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