French Music

Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival: harpsichord concert with Olivier Baumont, performing pieces by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Louis Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin and Claude BalbastreSaturday 10 April 2021, at 2.30 pm Musée océanographique de Monaco

Olivier Baumont is among the greatest living harpsichordists. For this concert, he will be performing some of the delicate, ornamented works heard in the great halls of Versailles, covering two centuries of French music from the age of Molière to the end of the Ancien Régime. The pieces are evocative of dancing, singing, and a daintily colourful poetry worthy of the paintings of Le Brun and Watteau.


Jacques Champion de Chambonnières
Four pieces in F major
Louis Couperin
Five pieces in D minor
François Couperin
Five pieces from the Ordre 18ème in F major and minor

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Three pieces in G major and minor from Les Indes Galantes
La Dauphine
Claude Balbastre
Four pieces in C minor and major


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