Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I am going to Paris to see Werther and Giulio Cesare. Probably I'll see more. Daniel Barenboim and Simon Keenlyside are also there.

I haven't been to Paris since the seventies when I went up in the Eiffel Tower, visited 27 Rue de Fleurus, saw the Mona Lisa, and allowed a French student of architecture to take me home with him. It was the perfect French vacation, and I haven't wanted a repeat. I haven't learned any new French words since then.

I had not heard of Josephine Baker at that time. I understand the Folies Bergere is still in business. Perhaps between opera, Lieder and piano concertos I should pay them a visit.

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