When I retire, I’m going to move to 19th century Paris. I’ll have a thirty-something mistress. And drink café au lait.
Frederic Chopin, 24 Preludes, Excerpt (1-7)
Maurizio Pollini, piano
At last I have come into a dreamland.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe, in 1853, after arriving in Paris
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