France mourns a leading music scholar

France mourns a leading music scholar


norman lebrecht

December 28, 2020

Florence Badol-Bertrand died on Saturday in Saint-Etienne. Author of several works on Mozart, she was professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, at SciencesPo Paris and at the Conservatoire à Régional de Saint-Etienne.

She founded the Festival du Vivarais-Lignon.

‘One of the sweetest and most generous people I’ve ever been allowed to meet,’ says her brother-in-law, the pianist Pascal Amoyel. She was under contract to write the new Lafitte biography of Mozart, which will sadly never appear.