Music as an antidote to lockdown: The notes of a Stradivarius cello resonate above Paris.
Once again music has given some relief during the pandemic. From violinist Lena Yokoyama, who in mid-April, in the middle of the first phase, had played from the roof of the hospital in Cremona, to cellist Camille Thomas, who decided, with Paris in full lockdown, to perform with a Stradivarius dating to the year 1730 from the roof of the Institut de France in Paris. A gesture to "nourish the soul" and "bring beauty" to the confined residents of the city during the second national lockdown, which led, among other things, to the closure of museums and concert halls. "Beauty will save us. It can be our nourishment in difficult times," explained the musician.
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