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Campra, Couperin, Charpentier, Marais, Innocenzo Fede, Corelli

Katie Derham introduces a live concert of baroque music from Powis Castle in Wales inspired by the world of the exiled court of James II at St Germain en Laye in France and performed by Le Jardin Secret.

In the late 17th century, Lord Powis, a devout catholic, was one of James II's chief ministers. Following "The Glorious Revolution" in the 1680s, he followed his master into exile at St Germain en Laye, in France.

With this as inspiration, Le Jardin Sceret have created a programme of baroque music as part of Radio 3's Baroque Spring that might have featured at the royal residence in France at that time.

Their programme, which they've called "In Splendid Disgrace: Music of solace and consolation for exiled kings", features:

André Campra: "Ad un cuore" from L'Europe Galante
François Couperin: Troisième Prélude from L'art de toucher le clavecin
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: "Ah! Qu'ils sont courts"; "Tristes Déserts"
Marin Marais: Suite in G minor from Pièces en Trio
Innocenzo Fede: "Ardo, sospiro"
Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata in F major Opus 5 number 10
André Campra: "Ubi es, Deus meus".

40 minutes

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