Regular, 65 years and more, 34 years and less
29.00 $ – 49.00 $
Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 7:30 p. m.
1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) Missa Assumpta est Maria
François Couperin (1668-1733) Cinq motets
The “Grand Siècle”—17th century France—was not simply a century of monarchical grandeur. It was also a time of intense piety, although this was not necessarily always evident in the music being created; considering the melodic sensuality and the refined ornamentation and drama— stemming from opera—that characterize it, one might even speak of a cult of seduction. The movements of Charpentier’s Assumpta est Maria mass will alternate with a few motets by François Couperin, namely to Saint Cecilia and to Saint Susanna. Three of these, which were lacking instrumental parts, have been fittingly reconstructed by British conductor Edward Higginbottom; they will be performed for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.
Presented in collaboration with Arte Musica.
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