Gounod’s superb St. Cecilia Mass was his first work to be performed in public in Rome. Official name is "Messe solennelle en l’honneur de Sainte-Cécile”. Picture taken last week at La Sainte Trinité in Paris.
The Sintir or Gimbri is some sort of traditional 3 stringed bass guitar used by the Gnawa people in Morocco. This guy was strumming along on the banks of the Seine on a hot Summer day. July 2013
On our way to the Pantheon, a 15 minutes' walk from where we live, we stopped by this Iranian crafts shop we know well for buying a superb Sirjan kilim carpet a few years ago. There we were greeted very kindly by Maestro Laurent Galili, as stated on his website, "a leading virtuoso on the... Continue Reading →
Music is one of my great passions. Not just classical. At the beginning of this month we went to visit some friends in Grenoble and we spent hours on end, until very very very late, listening to those brilliant Winterreise Lieder by Schubert, the great romantic Austrian composer. Bill Carrothers, maybe a new kind of... Continue Reading →