Armand Panigel , born the October 15th 1920 with Bush (Turkey) and dead the December 28th 1995, is a Musicologue and Cinéma tologist French. It is also an historical figure of the radio and television Frenchwomen, in the fields of the classical music and the cinema.
BiographyAfter studies with the French College of the Cairo (Egypt), he studies the right and mathematics at the University of Montpellier.
Man of radio very known in the years 1950,1960 and 1970, it creates, produced and animates during 37 years, of 1946 with 1984, on France Musique, the emission headlight the platform of criticisms of discs (with in particular Antoine Goléa, Jacques Bourgeois and Jean Roy), as well as other emissions.
He founds and directs moreover, of 1947 with 1964, the review Disques , a review of criticisms of traditional discs. In parallel, UNESCO charges it with indexing, in order to publish catalogs, all the recordings existing in the world of certain large type-setters, to start with Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. It is also, in 1946, the Vice-president founder of the Académie Charles-Cross-country race.
Also impassioned cinema, he works for French television, as a producing, stimulating Réalisateur and of many programs: in particular With the cinema this evening which presented a film preceded by an assembly of the current events of the time of its exit, and History of the French cinema by those which did it , which constitutes today a considerable mine of discussions with the largest French realizers who are contemporary for him; but also Cinema-Variations , This day, I testify some: chronicles of the time of the shade 1940-44 (History of Resistance) and Portraits of scenario writers and musicians (1964-82).
Scholar in his fields of predilection and worried by the transmission with the greatest number of the memory of great interpretations of the past, it creates in 1985 with Saint-Rémy-of-Provence the Fondation Armand Panigel, putting thus in division 60 years of his private collections: more than 200.000 traditional discs, 40.000 films and 160.000 books on the music and the cinema.
In this same optics of safeguard of the cultural heritage, it carries out in parallel a career of editor, while being in particular Directeur of collections at Control-Cassette-Video , where it founds the Memory of the cinema , and Directing founder of the Rééditions of recordings of the public domain (78 turns) of classical music, dedicated to Memory of the music .
In addition to this very dense course already, Armand Panigel in particular occupied the following functions: general President-director of the Editions and impressions of French Cinematography (1962-64), President of the Commission of advances on receipts of the cinema (1975-76), Member of the board of directors of the Association of the authors of films , Director of CD collections of classical music (1993-95). Its career was rewarded by its promotion under Officer for the Ordre for Arts and the Letters.
He is also the author of several reference books on the music and the cinema. In 1994, fascinated by new technologies, it launches out in the production and the realization of CD-ROM, “because it is a work in three dimensions, combining the sound, the image and the text: it is the dream of my life”, declared it with the AFP one year before its death.
- the French guide of the disc (ED. review Discs, 1948)
- the work of Frederic Chopin (ED. review Discs, Files of the Recorded Music UNESCO, 1949)
- general Catalog of the long-playing records (ED. review Discs, 1958-64)
- Index of French cinematography (ED. French Cinematography, 1964)
- writings of S.M. Eisenstein: the cinema, its direction, its form (Adaptation of the Russian and the American, ED. Christian Bourgois, 1975)
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