Monthly Archives: February 2020

Ingres and more in Montauban

At the Musée Ingres Bourdelle in Montauban in the Tarn-et-Garonne department of south-west France, recently reopened after a three year renovation, for two excellent exhibitions. ‘Constellation Ingres Bourdelle’ displays paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, born in Montauban in 1780, and sculptures … Continue reading

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Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ in Toulouse

At La Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, for a superb performance of Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, the ‘Resurrection’, by the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev. The choir, ‘Orfeón Donostiarra’, were excellent, as were the soloists, mezzo-soprano Christa … Continue reading

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‘Goya: avant-garde genius’ in Agen

In Agen, in the Lot-et-Garonne region of south-west France, for the exhibition ‘Goya: avant-garde genius. The master and his school’. The exhibition followed the career of Goya from his time as a designer of tapestries and as a portrait artist … Continue reading

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