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DIALOGUE ON THE RISING AND KING’S BEDTIME

WE 1 JUN 2022

19 h 45 – 21 h 15
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Jean Rondeau clavecin

Thomas Dunford luth

Jean Rondeau Portrait V

Ticketing

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Thomas Dunford and Jean Rondeau during the recording of “Barricades”. Erato/Warner Classics.

DIALOGUE ON THE RISING AND KING’S BEDTIME

The reign of Louis XIV (from 1661 to 1715) was particularly rich artistically. A great lover of art in general, and music in particular, the king sang, played the guitar and had a strong taste for dancing. Music was omnipresent at court and accompanied both exceptional moments and daily rituals. From the Great Rising to Supper and Bedtime, the rigorous ceremonial that punctuated the monarch’s life gave rise to pieces by major players in the musical life of Louis XIV’s long reign.

Robert De Visée (v. 1650-1665 – après 1732)
Suite in D minor (lute and harpsichord)

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Les Voix humaines, Lentement (from the Suite No. 3, Second book of viola da gamba and luth)

François Couperin (1668-1733)
Premier Prélude en do majeur (from L’Art de toucher le clavecin)
La Ménetou, Le Dodo ou l’amour au berceau, La Ténébreuse, La Favorite (lute and harpsichord)

Jean-Henry D’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Prélude (from the Suite in D minor, harpsichord)
Sarabande Grave (lute and harpsichord)

Antoine Forqueray (father, 1672-1745)
Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray (fils, 1699-1745)
La Portugaise
La Sylva
Jupiter
(Lute and harpsichord)

AMAZONE

TH 23 JUIN 2022

19 h 45 – 21 h 45
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Jupiter Ensemble

Thomas Dunford
conductor and lute

Lea Desandre
mezzo-soprano

Jean Rondeau Portrait VI

Concert broadcast live by RTS-Espace 2

Sophie Gent, violin
Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin
Sophie de Bardonnèche, alto
Cyril Poulet, cello
Myriam Rignol, viola da gamba
Douglas Balliet, double bass
Keyvan Chemirani, percussions
Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

AMAZONE

For her first solo recital on disc, rising star Lea Desandre faithfully surrounds herself with the musicians of Jupiter, with whom she has collaborated since the Ensemble’s inception. The Amazons will be featured in a Franco-Italian program, the artist’s nationalities, crossing the baroque repertoire with numerous world rediscoveries.

The figures of the Amazons were a great source of inspiration for 18th century composers. We then find in their works recurring female characters: queens (Antiope, Mitilene, Hippolyte, Talestri, Marthésie) or androgynous figures, both feminine and warlike. From the victorious laurels of war to the passions and amorous complaints, this programme is a dedication to these feminine and emblematic figures, and a journey into the state of mind and the state of being of these women warriors. This diversity of characters makes it possible to alternate very contrasting arias: lamenti, great lyrical scenes, war plays, tales of fury, recitatives, tender tunes, instrumental pieces.

Francesco PROVENZALE Lo schiavo di sua moglie « Non posso far » (1’30)
« Lascatemi morire » (3’)
Giovanni Buonaventura VIVIANI Mitilene « Muove il pie fuorie d’averno » (1’15)
Francesco CAVALLI Ercole Amante Sinfonia Acte 1 (1’)
Francesco PROVENZALE Lo schiavo di sua moglie « Quanto siete per me » (2’)
Giovanni Buonaventura VIVIANI Mitilene « Congiuro tutto l’inferno » (2’)
Tarquinio MERULA Chaconne (4’)
Giovanni Buonaventura VIVIANI Mitilene « Preparate la tomba » (3’)
Carlo PALLAVICINO L’Antiope « Mio cor, io non la so comprendere » (2’15)
Georg Caspar SCHÜRMANN Die Getreue Alceste Sinfonia pour la tempête (1’)
Carlo PALLAVICINO L’Antiope : « Vieni, corri » (2’20) , « Sdegni furori barbari » (1’30)

François-André Danican PHILIDOR Les Amazones Marche – Thalestris – Marche (2’30)
André-Cardinal DESTOUCHES Marthésie « Faible fierté, gloire impuissante » (3’15)
François COUPERIN Second livre des pièces de clavecin Dixième ordre : L’Amazone (1’30)
André-Cardinal DESTOUCHES Marthésie « Reignez obscure nuit » (3’17)
Marin MARAIS Badinage (4’)
André-Cardinal DESTOUCHES Marthésie ( « Ô Mort ! Ô triste mort » (2’13)
François COUPERIN Second livre des pièces de clavecin Sixième ordre Les Barricades mystérieuses (arrangement pour luth) (2’30)
André-Cardinal DESTOUCHES Marthésie « Quels coups me réservait la colère céleste » (4’30)

Antonio VIVALDI Ercole sul Termodonte 1er mouvement, Ouverture (1’40)
Giuseppe DE BOTTIS Mitilene Regina delle Amazzoni (1707) , « Che farai misero core » (4’)
Georg Caspar SCHÜRMANN Die Getreue Alceste (1719) « Non ha fortuna il pianto moi » (3’15)
Antonio VIVALDI Ercole sul Termodonte (1723) 2ème mouvement, Ouverture (2’)
Giuseppe DE BOTTIS Mitilene Regina delle Amazzoni (1707) « Lieti fiori » (3’15), « Sdegno all’armi alle vendette » (2’)
Antonio VIVALDI Ercole sul Termodonte (1723) 3ème mouvement, Ouverture (0’50)
« Onde chiare che sussurate » (5’30), « Scendero, volero, gridero » (1’30)