Saint Félix Lauragais, Severac and Ciccolini

Saint-Félix-Lauragais
And now I'm going to tell you a wonderful Devotion Story. I discovered it in this little town Saint-Félix-Lauragais.
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
I've been there couple of times before, it was full of people, and then once we came there 
with my Dadd.
Saint-Félix-Lauragais watercolor
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
It was autumn, it was cloudy and rainy - the weather I love the most
to be in the old medieval place like this one, and it was empty - a treasure
France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais

France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais
France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais
France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Some sketches about this little voyage -- where we were making our selfies as usual!
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
Saint-Félix-Lauragais
France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais

France-sketch-watercolor- Saint-Félix-Lauragais
And so, about this Devotion! So, Saint-Félix-Lauragais is a hometown of one grand, but rather forgotten composer Déodat de Séverac, impressionist. 
He wrote soulful and so beatiful music, kind of praising Occitanie and in patricular Languedoc, and made a music for the poems of Baudelaire and Verlaine.
Déodat-de-Séverac
Everyone knows Debussy and Ravel, but the very few know de Severac, and that's just SAD, since his music is so full and rich. 
So, after Paris, he was  buried in his  motherland Saint-Félix-Lauragais.
Déodat-de-Séverac-tomb
We  walked on this old old cimetry and found his grave
Déodat-de-Séverac-tomb

And then, BUNG!! 
What I see! 
God. Aldo Ciccolini. Aldo Ciccolini, one of the GREATES pianist on the planet! Here?
YES.

You know why? Because he LOVED the music of Déodat de Séverac. He played it a lot. He brought this music to people. To know and cherrish it.

And even if he might repose at, I don't know, at Père Lachaise, with Chopin and ‎Oscar Wilde -- he decided to get peace HERE, in this little french village, together with Déodat de Séverac, his best-loved composer. 

Just take a look - and listen "En Vacances - Petites Pieces Romantiques" of Déodat de Séverac, played by Aldo Ciccolini:
 

CONVERSATION

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  1. Wow, du bist so begabt !
    Liebe Grüße

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  2. Your art is simply AMAZING - a pleasure to look at those watercolour sketches and the photos are wonderful!

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  3. oh what a delicious post Erica! I have never seen a small village in France that I didn't fall in love with:) I have not heard of either of these artists so thank you for sharing about them along with the beautiful music. Your watercolor paintings are stunning- so beautifully detailed! Happy PPF!

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  4. thank you for this informative and pretty post. I do love your pages!

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  5. your work is beautiful, a pleasure to visit.

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  6. Beautiful photos and beautiful sketches and paintings!

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    1. Dear Christine, Peggy and Cindi, Merci beaucoup!

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  7. Wonderful work! Are you an Urban Sketcher? I paint/sketch with the UrbanSketchersKC group in Missouri! So fun - and so rewarding! Happy PPF :)

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    1. Thanks Tammie, I am a little bit, but I lack some constancy) HappyPPF!

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  8. Truly awesome post! Wonderful honoring of those whose music have inspired so many. And lovely watercolors of your trip there.

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  9. Amazing story, and artwork. I love your sketchbook!!

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  10. This is truly a beautiful post. I love your story, the art and your photos are amazing.

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    1. It's a place and artists who's to blame ) ThankU Nicole!

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  11. Wow, your Sketchbook is amazing! I LOVE your technique... the colours, details...

    Thank you so much for sharing your passions!

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  12. Your sketchbook is just extraordinary! I love your creativity and the charming paintings you create from real places. Amazing!

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  13. I love your incredible drawings and the way you have so much control over your watercolors. Your photos are incredible, too. I am in AWE of your art!!!

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