Now Karajan’s interrogator has goneUncategorized
Three days after John Freeman, who elicited Otto Klemperer’s most famous interview, we learn of the death of Jacques Chancel, the gentle inquisitor of Radiocopie and Le Grand Échiquier on France’s Antenne 2. He was 86 and a national institution. President Hollande called him ‘the incarnation of public service broadcasting.’
Chancel’s subjects included Truffaut, Godard, Chagall, Brassens, Slava, Karajan, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss, Juliette Gréco, Guy Bedos, Brassaï, Barenboim and more over 20 years and 6,000 broadcasts.