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Paris 1689
Paris 1689


7.30pm – c.9.30pm
Venue NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets Reserved seating: £30.00 (concessions £28.00 | under 35s £5.00)

Paolo Pandolfo viola da gamba, director
Amélie Chemin viola da gamba
Thomas Boysen theorbo, baroque guitar
Markus Hunninger harpsichord

PARIS 1689

The ‘French Revolution’ started a century before you think, when musicians broke all the rules and climbed the social layers according to their talent rather than their often humble origins. Thus, the son of a shoemaker could become a court musician – as viol virtuoso Marin Marais did at only 23; or a modest family of provincial musicians could become a dynasty threaded right through the country’s musical fabric, namely the Couperins, of whom harpsichordist François was the most revered. This concert explores the chamber music of both men, as well as the French Baroque’s star lutenist, Robert de Visée.

‘…from the first to last note .. utmost wordless eloquence.’  Rondo

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