Music of the French Baroque
In 18th-century France, the florid stories in Ovid’s Metamorphoses were an inspiration to composers—and music itself was undergoing a metamorphosis from the elaborate music of the Baroque to something more natural and graceful, eventually developing into the classical style. Cantatas by Rameau and Bourgeois based on Ovid are performed, along with delightful instrumental works exemplary of French Baroque style by Rameau and Telemann. With violin, viol, theorbo, flute, harpsichord, and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux.
Music that will appear on this program includes:
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039 by J.S. Bach
Phèdre et Hippolyte by Thomas-Louis Bourgeois
Cinquième Concert from the Pièces de Clavecin en Concert by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Quartet no. 6 in E minor from the Nouveaux Quatuors (“Paris Quartets”) by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orphée by Jean-Philippe Rameau
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This program is a part of the Eastern Market Main Street Market Week 2018.