One of the most intimate genres of its time, the « air de cour » is a unique musical style, which developed in France from the 16th to the 18th centuries. It delighted the French aristocracy in royal circles and in intimate salons. The title of this concert, Enfin la beauté / At last, beauty, comes from one of the most famous airs de cours of the first period. The program’s airs are grouped by themes into a sequence that evokes, in turn, shepherds and shepherdesses (Bergers et Bergères), trees and forests (Bois et forest), and charm and beauty (Charmes et beauté). The program also includes anonymous French instrumental compositions.