paris in songs : this exhibition, being staged until the 29th July at the Gallery of the libraries of the City of Paris, is the perfect illustration of what the American composer George Gershwin said: “There are only two possible subjects for songs: Paris and love”.
Paris in songs : a musical exhibition with hundreds of songs referring to the capital
Indeed, it invites the public on a journey to Paris, through space and time, through hundreds of songs devoted to or referring to the capital.
Whether they are telling of a blossoming romance or a broken heart, the city’s quarters, its inhabitants, its bridges or its night life, the numerous compositions inspired by Paris are brought together in the form of sound extracts, of course, as well as visual exhibits, such as record sleeves, scores, posters or manuscripts.
And to mark the occasion, the Forum des Images is putting on a special programme of Paris-inspired films!
- Galerie des bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris – 22 Rue Malher – Paris 4ème
- until the 29th July
- Tuesday to Sunday from 13h to 19h – Night on Thursdays until 21
- Metro station : Saint-Paul, Line 1
- Paris in songs exhibition: further information