Alas this thread was a (albeit exceedingly minor) casualty of lockdown, and got closed on May 28th due to the 60 day inactivity thing.
But last night we did get to go to a concert, in the open air, in Nice’s Parc du Paillon.
Masks, distancing (and limited spaces, donc - a queue) but free!
Terrific performance by Gaultier Capuçon (cello) and Jérôme Ducros (piano).
Four piece sonata by Brahms, Shostakovich, Chopin and Rachmaninov, and a host of faves, played flawlessly by maestros.
Capuçon is some kind of prodigy and makes his cello sing (and occasionally shout, as with the Shostakovich). I discovered him through Twitter where he posted a video every day throughout the confinement from his flat in Paris (‘Have to practice anyway’), often with Ducros’ piano accompaniment (having been recorded from his own home previously.)
They, and other members of the Parisian classical music fraternity also recorded an album in lockdown under distancing conditions, “Symphonie pour la Vie” with all the proceeds going to the French health service(s).
Altruism and talent!