Visiting Paris after the Great Pandemic - Maybe


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Le Musée de la Musique, an enviable collection of musical instruments, with several Stradivari and also some finds (some forms), and among other violins also the 1742 Alard violin by Del Gesù, probably the best preserved (although not very well exhibited ...).

A ne pas manquer!!

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/musee-de-la-musique/collection/pathway-through-the-collection

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/cordes-incontournables.aspx

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/doc/MUSEE/0130508

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/0157816-violon-le-alard-de-guarnerius-del-gesu.aspx

You could also ask for an appointment to meet Jean-Philippe Echard, he seems very willing to show "his" collection, as he states here:

 

 

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The Octobass is truly splendid and the ability to hear recordings of some of the strange medieval instruments on display is great. I also loved the Marine Trumpet, truly a king amongst stringed instruments. Allow at least a full day for Me Musée

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On 2/8/2021 at 6:28 PM, Davide Sora said:

Le Musée de la Musique, an enviable collection of musical instruments, with several Stradivari and also some finds (some forms), and among other violins also the 1742 Alard violin by Del Gesù, probably the best preserved (although not very well exhibited ...).

A ne pas manquer!!

https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/musee-de-la-musique/collection/pathway-through-the-collection

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/cordes-incontournables.aspx

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/doc/MUSEE/0130508

https://collectionsdumusee.philharmoniedeparis.fr/0157816-violon-le-alard-de-guarnerius-del-gesu.aspx

You could also ask for an appointment to meet Jean-Philippe Echard, he seems very willing to show "his" collection, as he states here:

 

 

I thought the Alard was in the ashmolean at oxford.

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Musée d'Orsay no matter what even if you're a museum skeptic.  I think it's the greatest art museum in the world.

Rue de Rome for the violin shops. They were nice to me just walking in without an appointment with very bad French.

I thought the Palais Garnier (home of the Paris opera) was neat.  The Conservatoire de Paris has an instrument museum I haven't seen.

Usually, I just walk around a lot sampling as many bakeries as possible.

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9 hours ago, Stringy said:

Thanks for that, so the original is at Oxford, have to visit Paris some time to take a look at the later one.

Both are original, in Oxford there is the Amati, in Paris there is the Guarneri del Gesù. Both belonged to Alard, which is why they have the same name.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Delphin_Alard

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10 hours ago, Televet said:

In pre and hopefully post pandemic times there are regular concerts in Sainte Chapelle. It is the most glorious venue as the sun fades through the stained glass and the music soars.

astonishingly visiting the Sainte Chapelle is not so popular within Parisian.

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