Salons were not only places for conversation, but also important spaces to create and experience music and the arts. Salons brought artists together catalysing artistic movements and collaborations and proliferating culture.
One such example is the revival of Bach’s chamber music in the salon of Sara Levy. You can read a short article about this here. After reading the article listen to Glenn Gould’s magnificent performance of Bach to be taken back to the salons of the past.