About author : BARDON Paul
Paul Bardon, musician and passionate historian, holder of several First Prizes from the Conservatory of Angers as well as a doctoral thesis in history, was first a man of the cloth (assistant to the director of the Maîtrise de la cathédrale d'Angers - in charge of music at the church of Saint-Séverin in Paris) as well as a musician and composer (numerous liturgical and choral works) before ending a long career at the Ministry of Culture where he was first in charge of the Choral Singing Mission in France and then Attaché d'Administration Centrale between 2000 and 2006. In addition, as an artistic advisor to the Pullman International Hotels group, he organized numerous concerts in various places of conviviality in France. His commitment to the diffusion of music has earned him a nomination as Knight in the National Order of Merit. An intuition and then a certainty triggered Paul Bardon's methodical and scientific research into the origin and authenticity of Mozart's Requiem for over twenty years. Here he shares with us his captivating journey, which he wanted to share with the music world.