Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound. These concerts are free, and no tickets are required. In the Geoffroy, the harpsichord dominates, introducing variations which are then taken up by the violins. These last are short, colorful works including descriptive titles such as Les voix humaines and Cloche ou carillon. Among the distinguished artists who will give master classes during the 2017-18 season are Harry Bicket, artistic director of The English Concert, and Baroque violinist and Juilliard alumnus Shunske Sato. However, the resulting matt sonorities, especially in the dark descending lines of the Marais Chaconne, fit hand in glove with music that never sounds its best when projected with the bright patina of contemporary tuning. The company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton, Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge.
Marais spent his entire life in Paris. His rôle at the court of the Sun-king included providing small-scale works for the Coucher du Roi, the nightly ceremony marking the king's withdrawal to bed. Free lunchtime concert featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert. These works were in the French tradition of collections of various pieces, rather than the Italian concertos and sonatas. You select on the download page. Although he composed four operas, he is primarily remembered for his some 600 compositions for various combinations of bass viols. Little is known of his childhood other than his having studied with Sainte-Colombe, the most prominent violist and teacher at the time.
Baroque violinist and Juilliard alumnus Shunske Sato will give a master class on January 25, 2018 in Paul Hall. Lentement - Doux - Récit - Grave 3:09 5 4. Printed in Germany by Neef, Wittingen. It is a particular treat to sample Geoffroy, Louis Couperin and Clérambault. A high-profile concert season of opera, orchestral, and chamber music is augmented by a performance-oriented curriculum that fosters an informed understanding of the many issues unique to period-instrument performance at the level of technical excellence and musical integrity for which Juilliard is renowned. The works of only three composers — Marais, Le Roux and Rebel — are datable by publication 1692, 1702 and 1712 ; they would, however, have been composed some years earlier and, indeed, there exists a manuscript copy of the Rebel Tombeau dated 1695 though it could, theoretically, date from 1687.
The technical expertise, splendid sense of balance between the players, finesse, and spirited approach are by now all familiar assets, while the music is of generally high quality and well worth hearing. It is as the greatest and most important composer for the bass viol, however, that Marais is remembered today. Juilliard415 welcomes back Baroque violinist Rachel Podger for concerts on January 28, 2018 at the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport, Mass. Geoffroy died in 1694 and little is otherwise known of him. What do I need for playback? Established and endowed in 2009 by the generous support of Bruce and Suzie Kovner, the program is open to candidates for the Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Among Marais' numerous other compositions, his Pieces en trio pour les flûtes, violon, et dessus de viole Trios for flute, violin and highest viol of 1692 was the first published set of trio sonatas in France. Of the two recordings, the Ricercar Consort set is the more complete and the more entertaining.
It takes place April 17, 19, and 21, 2018 in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Performer: Henk Bouman, Charles Medlam, Alan Curtis, Reinhard Goebel. Sato, a resident of the Netherlands, is concertmaster of Concerto Köln and the Netherlands Bach Society and is often a guest concertmaster for ensembles such as the Freiburger Barockorchester and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Marais intended these pieces to be played on any instruments, but they are in fact idiomatically suited for the bass viol and represent the finest collection of pieces for that instrument. Un Peu Gai 1:37 14 4. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 65th Street and Central Park West Free lunchtime concert featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians in a chamber music concert. Louis Couperin died in 1661 so his may be assumed to be the earliest.
Alumni of Juilliard Historical Performance are members of many of the leading period-instrument ensembles, including the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Mercury, and Tafelmusik, as well as launching such new ensembles as the Sebastians, House of Time, New York Baroque Incorporated, and New Vintage Baroque. The many distinguished guests who have led Juilliard415 include Harry Bicket, William Christie, the late Christopher Hogwood, Monica Huggett, Ton Koopman, Nicholas McGegan, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jordi Savall, and Masaaki Suzuki. Vocalist Lionel Meunier, who co-founded Vox Luminis in 2004, is artistic director. London Baroque have provided us with a tantalising selection of little-known early French chamber music. Rebel was, apparently, among the first French composers to combine violins with bass viol. The faculty comprises many of the leading performers and scholars in the field. In his ballets and operas Lully allocated his trios to ensembles of two violins, flutes recorders as well as transverse flutes , or — when the occasion demanded — oboes and continuo.
All four are rather typical five-act tragedies very much in Lully's style, and seemed to have been considerably successful, Alcione being staged as late as 1771. The program features works by Arne, Festing, and Handel. Doux - Récit - Vivement 4:33 6 5. Magic moments abound, most memorably the way Barton Pine opens the second section of the François Couperin Sarabande with a half-whispered sensuality that captures the change of mood to perfection. The hour-long concerts take place on October 17, December 12, February 20, and April 3, all on Tuesdays at noon, and feature chamber music performed on period instruments in the 110-year-old church, the home of the celebrated Bach Vespers series.
Born: May 31, 1656; France Died: Aug 15, 1728; France Period: Baroque Marais was the preeminent bass viol player in turn-of-the-seventeenth century France. The dessus de viole was never heard in opera; it makes a much more delicate, soothing sound than the brighter, livelier violin and was better suited to intimate occasions. Vif - Marqué - Gai 1:59 4 3. Performer: Nigel North, Christopher Hirons, Christophe Rousset, Ottavio Dantone. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, the integration of modern-instrument majors outside of the Historical Performance program, and national and international tours have introduced new repertoires and increased awareness of historical performance practice at Juilliard and beyond.