28 Jul 2012, Cadogan Hall
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Proms 2012 Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy
Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Les 24 Violons du Roy
15:00 Sat 28 Jul 2012 Cadogan Hall
French music from the court of Louis XIV in a cross-Channel collaboration of music conservatoires, under Sir Roger Norrington.
French music from the court of Louis XIV in a cross-Channel collaboration of music conservatoires, under Sir Roger Norrington.

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In association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, the Royal College of Music – along with the conservatoires of Paris and Orsay – has been involved in a special project to recreate the distinctive sound of the world’s first professional orchestra, founded by Louis XIII in 1626. Few of the original instruments have survived but specialist reconstructions allow us to savour the unique texture and rich inner voices as they might have been heard at the French court over 300 years ago.

There will be no interval

Les 24 Violons du Roy are musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Paris and Orsay conservatoires, in association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

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