About the Event
Enjoy a selection of works for piano by Chopin and Liszt in the evocative and beautiful Saint Ephrem Church in Paris.
The Church of Saint Ephrem in the historical heart of Paris regularly hosts concerts by talented musicians. The outstanding acoustics and remarkable ambiance offer a wonderful setting for classical music.
- Frederic Chopin – 24 Préludes. Scherzo. Ballade. Polonaise militaire. Valse. Mazurka
- Franz Liszt – Consolation n°3 Rhapsodie hongroise n° 12
|Piano:|| Rémi Masunaga |
Located in a secluded corner of Paris’ historical fifth arrondissement, also known as the Latin Quarter, this small, quaint church is truly a hidden gem. Constructed in 1733 in true Corinthian style, the church was used by different religious orders until the late 19th century, when it became a centre for the Catholic social movements founded by Robert and Albert de Mun. The interior is classically embellished with an impressive collection of paintings. Church Saint-Ephrem is a popular venue for classical music concerts, as its cosy, intimate atmosphere and great acoustics attract both locals and tourists.
Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist of the Romantic area (early 19th century). He wrote primarily piano solos but also piano concerts, chamber pieces and songs set to Polish lyrics. He is well-known as a poetic genius without competition of his generation. In fact, he created the concept of instrumental ballade and his performances were noted for their sensitivity and fine distinction. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he performed for the intimate atmospheres of salons. For most of his life, he suffered poor health. As a result, he died quite young at the age of 39, probably of tuberculosis.
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor of the 19th century Romantic era. He was well-known for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist all over Europe. In fact, he was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule) as a composer. Over the course of his career he created extensive and diverse bodies of works that influenced contemporaries and anticipated many 20th-century ideas and trends. For instance, his most notable musical contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, making radical departures in harmony and developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form.
4.8 of 5
Ernest G, Gibraltar
An enjoyable evening of good music in a pleasant setting
wenzhuo w, 中国
Claude F, France
Bon concert avec un très bon acoustique. Conseil : Acheter directement les entrées directement sur place.
Galen G, USA
Outstanding pianist! Tremendous feel for the music.
Anna K, Israel
It was a very nice concert! Highly recommended.
Rebecca B, USA
Excellent performance of classic music in an historic church with great acoustics!
John S, France
Magical performance which made a perfect evening in Paris.