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An Evening in Paris
#2860768 06/20/19 08:17 AM
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I had an interesting evening. On vacation in Paris, I found a concert to attend via Google. Performed by Adrien Polycarpe, the set list included Debussy, Satie, Chopin and some Beethoven and Schubert. Interestingly, although I am just 5 years in, many of the pieces performed were ones I’ve learned (albeit he played a lot better than I do). These included the Chopin Nocturne Posthumous in C#min, the Nocturne in E min, Satie’s Gymnopedie, Beethoven’s Sonata 14 (1st movement), Debussy’s Clair de Lune and others. He used the Chopin Prelude in E min as the encore.

It was held in an old church, constructed in 1334, rebuilt in 1733, The Eglise Saint-Ephrem-le-Syriaque. The church is now used for music only.

The most fascinating point is that even though I don’t speak any French, don’t attend church, and didn’t know anyone there, the music was over course familiar and it seemed to transcend these barriers.

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Sounds like an interesting concert.



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Sounds like it will be an indelible memory of Paris for you. Quite special!


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I always enjoyed hearing professionals perform repertoire I have played or was working on. Glad you enjoyed the concert! It’s a while out, but I can’t wait to visit Paris in April 2020.

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Originally Posted by Qwerty53
Sounds like it will be an indelible memory of Paris for you. Quite special!

Yes, I agree - I won’t soon forget this one!


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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
I always enjoyed hearing professionals perform repertoire I have played or was working on. Glad you enjoyed the concert! It’s a while out, but I can’t wait to visit Paris in April 2020.

It’ll come quickly! Paris was really delightful. I haven’t been here since I was young, in the 70’s. What a cheerful city, full of history, beauty, leisure. The Parisians love dining al-fresco; outdoor cafes are all over. They love sitting for a cup of coffee or some wine. And fwiw, despite warnings from friends everywhere, I didn’t experience one single hint of snobbishness or anti-American sentiment - not once. I hope to return one day soon.


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Originally Posted by cmb13
I had an interesting evening. On vacation in Paris, I found a concert to attend via Google. Performed by Adrien Polycarpe, the set list included Debussy, Satie, Chopin and some Beethoven and Schubert. Interestingly, although I am just 5 years in, many of the pieces performed were ones I’ve learned (albeit he played a lot better than I do). These included the Chopin Nocturne Posthumous in C#min, the Nocturne in E min, Satie’s Gymnopedie, Beethoven’s Sonata 14 (1st movement), Debussy’s Clair de Lune and others. He used the Chopin Prelude in E min as the encore.

It was held in an old church, constructed in 1334, rebuilt in 1733, The Eglise Saint-Ephrem-le-Syriaque. The church is now used for music only.

The most fascinating point is that even though I don’t speak any French, don’t attend church, and didn’t know anyone there, the music was over course familiar and it seemed to transcend these barriers.

A few images posted here

Nice that you knew many of the pieces. Keep those pieces in your repertoire and now you'll know which way to take their further development! smile


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