A violin and viola duo, making the most of the great acoustics of the Palais du Louvre.

Most visitors to Le Louvre head to the main entry (under the glass pyramid) direct from Rue de Rivoli or the riverside.  The great Cour Carrée, at the east end of the palace, is always remarkably quiet. The surrounding buildings cut off the traffic noise from nearby roads and the space is never crowded, even in summer.  Today the music, drifting across the courtyard, reinforced the lack of background noise.

 

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The musicians had found a spot out of the wind, in the portico between the Cour Carrée and the main entrance courtyard.  It’s not a busy thoroughfare and the audience was small but appreciative.

 

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A quiet passage…

 

 

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before the final flourish.