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17-01-2015, 01:47
Category: News

PARIS — The new concert hall here, the Philharmonie de Paris, rises like a flight of doves, its sprawling waves of concrete and steel designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel to symbolize the end of the “eternal ostracism” of the struggling neighborhoods nearby.

Construction of the Philharmonie de Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel, was mired in years of political wrangling, cost overruns and work stoppages.

Construction of the Philharmonie de Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel,
was mired in years of political wrangling, cost overruns and work stoppages.


After seven years and long delays, the 386 million euro ($455 million) hall — clad in 340,000 interlocking gray, cream, pearl and ivory cast-aluminum birds on the wing — finally opens on Wednesday. President François Hollande of France will inaugurate the hall, and the Orchestre de Paris will play the Requiem by the French composer Gabriel Fauré in a memorial tribute to victims of last week’s terrorist attacks here.

The lingering question about the Philharmonie — after years of political wrangling, infighting, cost overruns and work stoppages — is whether it can truly emerge as a temple of sound that brings egalité to classical music. The hall is on the edge of the Parc de la Villette, in the 19th Arrondissement in northeast Paris, just inside the ring road that symbolizes the divide between the wealthy center of Paris and the working-class and poor suburbs outside of it. The challenge is to still attract aging concertgoers from the center, where most of the city’s established cultural institutions are, but also to reach new generations in the suburbs, or banlieues, long scorned by the City of Light.

“There is nothing else like this until now,” said Laurent Bayle, the Philharmonie’s president. “This is the first signature, cultural building of grand Paris in this area. Before, the Seine River has always defined the axis of other cultural institutions,” like the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Opéra Bastille...

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19-08-2014, 16:29

Concert Grand Erard serial number 25199 - Year 1854

Concert grand Erard 250 cm long serial number 25199 made in the year 1854 beautiful case of rosewood.

This special grand piano was purchased at an astonishing price of 4000 french francs.

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26-05-2014, 17:28
Universal Exhibition Concert Erard Grand Piano serial number 16406 - Year 1844

Concert Erard Grand Exhibition Model 1844 Was completed and presented at the Great Exhibition in Paris in 1844 where Erard won the gold medal for his exceptional pianos! We have thus so far uncovered and located all pianos that were exhibited in this year by Erard. Case of sculpted golden oak in gothic style, on three pillars legs sculpted in similar designs! The front Name fall board is thick Ebony inlaid with Name of Erard being in Gold and surrounded by silver inlay...

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17-04-2014, 13:17
Category: News, Concerts

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16-01-2014, 21:00
Category: News, Concerts

Concert Fontainbeau "Time Passengers"


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