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Les Arts Florissants - Music from the French Baroque

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, William Christie directs Les Arts Florissants in music from the French Baroque. With works by Charpentier, Moulinie, Lambert and Le Camus.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie director with music from the French Baroque.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Petite pastorale H479 (Overture; Téméraire Alcidon/Audacieux Lysandre)
Etienne Moulinié: Amis enivrons nous du vin d'Espagne en France
Michel Lambert: Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa H492 (Prelude; All'armi, all'armi)
Lambert: Vos yeux adorables
Moulinié: Enfin la beauté que j'adore
Sébastien Le Camus: Ah! Que vous êtes heureux
Charpentier: Charmantes fleurs naissez H449b; Amor vince ogni cosa H492 (Godero mi dice amore)

8.15: Interval: BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first in a series of programmes spanning five weeks, featuring the complete performances of all 25 category finalists in this year's BBC Young Musician. This week the keyboard takes centre stage, and to kick things off pianist Yuanfan Yang plays music by Liszt, Beethoven and Prokofiev.

Charpentier: Tristes déserts, sombre retraite H469
Lambert: J'aimerais mieux souffrir la mort
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa H492 (Andante; cercate la vostra ventura)
Lambert: Sans murmurer
Le Camus; Laissez durer la nuit, impatiente Aurore
Lambert: Laissez-moi soupirer importune raison; Vous avez trop d'appas
Moulinié: Guillot est mon ami
Lambert: Vos mespris chaque jour me causent milles alarmes
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa H492 (Soccorso, o dei, soccorso; Finale: Viva Linco, Silvio viva)

Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano
Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano
Reinoud Van Mechelen, high-tenor
Cyril Auvity, tenor
Lisandro Abadie, bass
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie director, harpsichord

Founded in Paris in 1979 by William Christie, Les Arts Florissants revived interest in music of the French Baroque, some of them overshadowed by centuries of neglect.

This programme features a selection of Michel Lambert's sublime airs for the court of Louis XIV together with dramatic and pastoral scenes, including Marc-Antoine Charpentier's cantata-like 'Pastorelette', an innovative blend of Italian and French musical influences.

c.9.15 IT'S ALL ABOUT PIANO!

Just before Easter the French Institute in London held its fourth annual festival entitled It's All About Piano! As well as established pianists from around the world the festival aims to give a platform to the pianists of tomorrow and over the next four evenings at around this time there's a chance to hear highlights from a concert called Young Hands which brought together four students of the piano from the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

This evening we will hear music played by the eighteen year old Marie-Ange Nguci from the Paris Conservatoire who played Cesar Franck's Prelude, Aria et Final, Thierry Escaich's Les Litanies de l'ombre and Saint-Saen's Tocatta op.111 in the concert.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Liszt

    La campanella

    Performer: Yuanfan Yang.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in Dm, op. 31 no. 2, 2nd movt

    Performer: Yuanfan Yang.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, 3rd movt

    Performer: Yuanfan Yang.
  • César Franck

    Prelude, Aria et Final

    Performer: Marie-Ange Nguci.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Le Carnaval de Londres (Op.172); no.4[c]; 2eme danse de Filch

    Performer: Jack Gibbons. Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Carnaval D'Aix - Carnaval De Londres etc New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
    • 25.

c.9.15pm - IT'S ALL ABOUT PIANO! 2016

c.9.15pm - IT'S ALL ABOUT PIANO! 2016
Just before Easter the French Institute in London held its fourth annual festival entitled It’s All About Piano! As well as established pianists from around the world the festival aims to give a platform to the pianists of tomorrow and over the next four evenings at around this time there's a chance to hear highlights from a concert called Young Hands which brought together four students of the piano from the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

This evening we will hear music played by the eighteen year old Marie-Ange Nguci from the Paris Conservatoire who played Cesar Franck's Prelude, Aria et Final, Thierry Escaich's Les Litanies de l'ombre and Saint-Saen's Tocatta op.111 in the concert.

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