Musical Promenade in Paris
Talk with music and illustrations·
Paris and Cape Town
A MUSICAL PROMENADE THROUGH PARIS Mozart to Montand, Puccini to Piaf. Paris has, throughout the centuries, inspired so much music, ranging from classical to popular, from ethereal to “ooh-la-la”. This talk will criss-cross between sights and sounds, Parisian places celebrated in song - boulevards, cabarets, cafés, restaurants (Maxims), the river Seine. The role of music in Parisian life is illustrated by works of artists like Manet, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Matisse. Composers like Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin all spent time in Paris and expressed its spirit. You will hear extracts from their music and from songs by musical stars like Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand. Following in these footsteps, the talk will be a sight-and-sound saunter, evoking in the words of Charles Trenet’s song, “La romance de Paris”.
Preferably June, but negotiable
Enough to cover travelling and accommodation and expenses for me and my wife/collaborator, Marianne. Cachet?
Have laptop and VGA cable, but need video projector, screen and loudspeakers.
100 rue St Honore, 75001 Paris
+33142338303 or +27214383103