Madame de Pompadour’s “Salon de Musique”

Tribute to three composers of the Enlightenment: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Michel Blavet and Georg Philipp Telemann

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20 h 00

Journées de la Société Française de Luth

Eglise St Thomas d’Aquin

1 Place St Thomas d'Aquin
Paris, 75007

Many social changes took place in the 18th century, together with a new sensitivity to the arts. Natural forms were then preferred to the scholarly esthetics of the preceding century. Musicians opted for simpler works in country style that could move a wide audience. The reign of Mme de Pompadour, Louis XIV’s mistress, gave an impetus of gaiety and fantasy to the arts, which was copied all over Europe. This programme pays tribute to three composers of the Age of Enlightenment, who worked towards enriching the bases of a «European» musical style: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Louis de Caix d’Hervelois, Marin Marais, Michel Blavet and Georg Philipp Telemann. Informations et réservations :
  • Serge Saitta, traverso
  • Florence Bolton, viola da gamba
  • Benjamin Perrot, theorbo
  • Clément Geoffroy, harpsichord

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