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French Baroque gems from Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform jewels of the French Baroque by Couperin, Lully, Rameau and Montéclair.

In 2020, BBC Radio 3 is bringing together musical greats, from the past and the present, in one extraordinary Proms season. Radio 3 is broadcasting the best of four decades of unmissable Proms concerts.

BBC Proms: Christophe Rousset’s supremely elegant ensemble, which has been breathing new life into the rich legacy of the French Baroque for nearly 30 years, presented a programme at the 2011 Proms that fell squarely into the Gallic tradition but with influences from across the Alps. The programme includes music from Couperin’s colourful Les nations and Rameau’s delicately poised Pièces de clavecin en concerts.

Introduced by Catherine Bott.

Less familiar may be the eloquent cantata telling the story of Lucretia and her suicideby Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, an important musical figure in the period between Lully and Rameau, who counted Couperin’s daughters among his pupils.

Couperin: Les nations – La piemontaise
Lully; Les amours déguisés – ‘Ah Rinaldo, e dovè sei?’
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts – Premier concert
Montéclair: Cantata ‘Morte di Lucretia’

Eugénie Warnier (soprano)
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord/director)

(From BBC Proms, 1 August 2011)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Les Nations - Ordre No 4 in G minor 'La Piemontoise'

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Ah RInaldo (Les Amours deguises)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset. Singer: Eugénie Warnier.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Concert No 1 (Pieces de clavecin en concerts)

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset.
  • Michel Pignolet de Montéclair

    La Morte di Lucretia

    Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. Director: Christophe Rousset. Singer: Eugénie Warnier.

Broadcast

  • Sun 6 Sep 2020 13:00

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