November 27, 2015

Natalie Dessay, Alexandre Tharaud and Edgar Moreau pay tribute to Paris victims

Moving musical performances in the national funerary ceremony commemorating the Paris terrorist attacks.

In the presence of the French president François Hollande and the families of the victims of the Friday 13th attacks, French musicians gave their response to the tragedy, as part of the memorial ceremony held this morning at Les Invalides in Paris.

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud, Paris born and bred, accompanied soprano Natalie Dessay in a moving rendition of Perlimpinpin by iconic French chanteuse Barbara.

The 21-year-old Paris-born cellist Edgar Moreau played Bach's Suite for Solo Cello in D Minor.

The ceremony was broadcast on France2.