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Les Talens Lyriques [CONCERT]

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Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

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François Couperin at 350
Les Talens Lyriques
Amel Brahim-Djelloul and Eugénie Warnier, voice
Gilone Gaubert-Jacques, violin
Mikko Perkoila, viola da gamba
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord, organ & direction


ABOUT THE CONCERT
Harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset returns to the Library with colleagues from his superb ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, renowned for benchmark interpretations of music from Monteverdi to Berlioz. For the Couperin anniversary they bring an intimate, refined evening of both secular and sacred music that illuminates the composer’s place in the musical pantheon. His seventh keyboard suite, a portrait of the child prodigy Mlle de Menetou, illustrates the virtuosic technique that made him court harpsichordist at Versailles. Following it, one of the Concerts royaux, is a charming sample of music written for the Sun-King’s Sunday chamber concerts. Moving into the shadows, the program ends with the austere, deeply affecting lessons for the Tenebrae service, settings from the Lamentations of Jeremiah.




Pre-Concert Conversation

A Conversation with Christophe Rousse
6:30 pm–Whittall Pavilion




PROGRAM

"De la lumière aux ténèbres"

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN
Concerts royaux - Troisième Concert
Second livre de pièces de clavecin – Septième Ordre
Pièces de viole – Première Suite
Leçons de ténèbres du Mercredi saint

  • Première Leçon à une voix
  • Deuxième Leçon à une voix
  • Troisième Leçon à deux voix




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