About the Event
Join Thibaut Maudry (Violin) and Adrien Polycarpe (Piano) on a nostalgic journey through time. Relish in the timeless beauty of chamber music classics like Thais, by experiencing their soul‐stirring performance in the breathtaking Eglise Saint‐Ephrem in Paris. Delight in compositions by renowned masters such as Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Edward Elgar, Gabriel Fauré, Camille Saint‐Saëns, and Jules Massenet. Immerse yourself in the rich musical tapestry these talented musicians weave, transporting you back to an era of artistic brilliance and sophistication. Don't miss this opportunity to travel through time and experience the power of music in a stunning setting.
Reduced price applies to students and unemployed people with valid ID.
- Franz Schubert – rondo
- Jules Massenet – Thais – Meditation from Thais
- Ludwig van Beethoven – sonate n°1
- Edward Elgar – Salut d’Amour
- Gabriel Fauré – Après un rêve
- Camille Saint‐Saëns – Danse macabre
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.
During his rather short life, Franz Schubert, one of the fathers of romanticism in music, had always been an unappreciated genius who had never received public acclaim. Only his family and friends were delighted by his music, and most of his works were discovered and published only many years after his death. Franz Schubert was born on the 31th of March 1797 in the suburbs of Vienna. His father and eldest brother were amateur musicians and they taught him to play piano and violin. At the age of 11 Schubert was a singer in a choir at the Lichtenthal parish and later auditioned for Antonio Salieri and admitted to the emperor’s choir. During that period young Franz started composing his own works. However, after his voice broke he had to leave the choir and in 1814 he started working as a teacher in the same parish school as his father. He never stopped composing and 4 years later he decided to quit teaching and devote his life completely to music. He fell out with his father because of that and struggled to make ends meet. In 1818 Schubert went to Vienna, where he met Vogl. Together they gave private concerts in small aristocratic circles, mainly playing Lieder, which Schubert wrote around 600. Franz Schubert gave only one big public concert in his whole life in March 1828, which was very warmly received by the audience. However, his health was deteriorating and in November the same year he died of thyroid fever at the age of 31.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.
Jules Massenet was a French composer of the late 19th century. He influenced the Romantic era with his works of operas such as Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). However, he also composed other genres such as ballets, oratorios, orchestral works and piano pieces. In 1863r he won the top musical prize, the Prix de Rome, and became one of the leading composer of opera in France. later on in life he became a professor at the Conservatoire of Paris, like many prominent French composers of the period.