Les Soirées du Régent
In the context of the cycle "Sur les marches du trône"
15/04/2022 19 h 00
Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes Versailles, 78
"Monsieur le Duc d'Orléans was extremely fond of music; he knew how to compose it. Saint Simon. Philippe d'Orléans, nephew of Louis XIV, took the reins of the Regency after the death of the king. He quickly showed himself to be a fine politician, but, unlike his royal uncle, he was a bad dancer and not very keen on hunting. As far as music is concerned, the Regent, who had an almost professional level, surpassed by far his uncle Louis XIV, depicted as an amateur with a very sure taste. Philippe d'Orléans played several instruments and held, at the Palais-Royal, one of the great satellite courts that developed in the last years of the reign of Louis XIV. Organized on the model of the late king's, his musical home was one of the most varied and sought-after in Paris, for the Regent, while remaining faithful to the great musicians of the court of Louis XIV, was also interested in the Italian music that was in vogue throughout Paris. This recital will be presented to subscribers of the "1 year at Versailles" program: https://www.chateauversailles.fr/abonnesRead more +