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At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.
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