In 1974, my mother took me and my sister to a piano concert at La Chaise-Dieu, a small town not far from our house. La Chaise-Dieu is known known for its Benedictine abbey, which was founded in 1043. The concert was part of the La Chaise-Dieu Music Festival, which was created in 1966 by Hungarian-born pianist Georges Cziffra .
Pianist Adam Laloum performed Schumann's "Concerto Pour Piano en La Mineur".
The setting, the music, it was all achingly beautiful. Just like that evening so many years ago with my mother, it was unforgettable.