Monthly Archives: January 2020

A postcard from Poitiers, Vienne

The west front of the Eglise Notre-Dame la Grande, Poitiers, with its magnificant Romanesque statuary.

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‘L’Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges’ at Opera Limoges

At Opera Limoges to see an entertaining production of Maurice Ravel’s opera ‘L’Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges’. First performed in 1924, the second of Ravel’s fantasy operas (after ‘L’Heure Espagnol’ 1907), the opera tells the story of a child ordered to … Continue reading

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Ravel and de Falla in Toulouse

At La Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, for a concert with a definite Spanish flavour. Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Spanish conductor Josep Pons played a first half of Ravel’s ‘Rapsodie Espagnole’ and ‘Piano Concerto in G major’. The … Continue reading

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