French music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when compared to the music of other nations, is most closely related to the courtly, the ceremonial, the formal. In the composer's conflict with the death and finiteness of human life, however, there is always the transcendence and alienation of forms. This tension between the formal and the subjective is a central element of the French lament: the mannerist in the guise of strict form - life, death and the desire for salvation. Francois Couperin composed his "Leçons de tenebres" for a nunnery, an amazing phenomenon for us. However, playing music played an important role in the Italian nunneries of the Renaissance. Young women of the upper class went to the monastery and devoted themselves to composition, instrumental playing and singing, and at times achieved highly virtuoso abilities. In this tradition, the commissioned works Couperin, they also make the highest demands on the performing singers.
Ensemble "Marais Consort"
on March 30, 2019 at 18:00 o'clock in Glückstadt
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