Can anyone help -- is this terrifying cousin of the English horn perhaps a serpent?
I would pay good money to see those two instruments fight it out.
That's one way to get a bigger sound out of a viola...
The music museum also features musicians demonstrating instruments. We were treated to a glass harmonica
demonstration and performance by Thomas Bloch
, an excellent musician who was very warm and generous with his time. He played some Mozart and Chick Corea tunes.
Thomas Bloch playing the glass harmonica
The Cité de la Musique was not the only museum in which musical sights were to be found. Salvador Dali had a rather stylish piano at the Espace Dali
Piano at the Espace Dali
And who is this guy winking at us at the Louvre?
Pan at the Louvre
The violinist in the window in Matisse's painting seems to have a nice place to practice, at the Centre Pompidou.
Le violoniste à la fenêtre, Henri Matisse
Music in Paris was more than signs and museums! I also got to some great concerts. I have just a few pictures from the concerts, which I'll post soon.