Krautrock Forbidden

Auguste Perret’s Salle Cortot offers a blank exterior to passers by, but its interesting interior can be experienced for free duringlunchtime concerts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Salle Cortot on the Rue Cardinet in the 17th arrondissement is the concert hall of theÉcole normale de musique de Paris, an institution that was created in 1919 by the pianist Alfred Cortot.

This particular date is not insignificant. Coming just after the end of the First World War, Cortot declared his intention was that his school would teach French music to international students, with the hope that this would limit the spread of Germanic influences.

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One Response to “Krautrock Forbidden”

  1. Comment by Musique classique | 02/20/13 at 12:17 am

    I used to study very near to Paris (in Créteil) for 3 years, but I realize know how much I didn’t see in the capital! I’m now in Beirut and the cultural life (and especially the musical) is of course very different and also interesting but not so rich as in Paris…Surely I will come back to Paris one day!
    Thank you for your blog.

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