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Mozart in Girona

Back in Girona for an all-Mozart concert at the Palau Auditorium with the Hungarian National Orchestra under János Kovács.  The ‘Requiem’ was particularly excellent. Mozart: ‘Adagio and Fugue in c minor’; ‘Jupiter Symphony’; ‘Requiem’. Advertisements

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Relaxing in Denia, Spain

Relaxing in the Spanish fishing port of Denia.

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‘Flemish and Dutch Art’ in Girona, Spain

In the picturesque Spanish city of Girona for the exhibition ‘Flemish and Dutch Art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries’. Houses along the river Onyar Girona Cathedral Pieter Bruegel the Younger ‘Peasants Dancing around the Maypole’ (c.1620) Jan van Ravesteyn … Continue reading

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Postcards from Penne d’Agenais

In the delightful medieval fortified town of Penne d’Agenais in the Lot-et-Garonne region of south-west France, with its very impressive basilica.

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Postcards from Toulouse

In the city of Toulouse, known as ‘La Ville Rose’ after the distinctive pink stone used to construct many of its buildings. Especially impressive are the central square, Place du Capitole, and the eleventh-century Basilique Saint-Sernin.

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Cave paintings at Lascaux

At the World Heritage Site of Lascaux in the Dordogne Valley in France. An amazing complex of caves with over 600 wall paintings from around 18,000 years ago. Discovered in 1940, it was open to the public from 1948 until … Continue reading

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‘Quatuor Varèse’ in Salviac, Lot

An evening of Debussy and Mendelssohn played by the really excellent Quatuor Varèse at the Festival de Musique Romantique in Salviac in the Lot department of France. Debussy String Quartet; Mendelssohn String Quartet no. 6.

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