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VARIATIONS GOLDBERG

TU 15 MAR 2022

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Jean Rondeau harpsichord

Jean Rondeau Portrait IV

Ticketing

BACH PICCOLO

TU 3 MAY 2022

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Mario Brunello
cello piccolo

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

BACH PICCOLO

A “piccolo” reading of the Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach, to be experienced as a new sound experiment, as a journey to the confines of the imagination.

Mario Brunello, 1st Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1986, makes us rediscover the cello piccolo. Brunello plays a precious Maggini cello made in the early 1600s. In recent years, however, he has become increasingly fond of the “piccolo cello”. The piccolo cello – as the name suggests – is a smaller version of the cello. It shares the tuning of a violin, while retaining much of the resonance and depth of the cello. Brunello has exploited the full potential of this instrument in revealing performances of the baroque violin repertoire, focusing on the masterpieces of Bach, Vivaldi and Tartini.

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J.-S. Bach
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for violin BWV 1001

J.-S. Bach
Partita No. 1 in B minor for violin BWV 1002

Break

J.-S. Bach
Partita No. 2 in D minor for violin BWV 1004

SONATES

FR 20 MAY 2022

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Liya Petrova violin

Adam Laloum piano

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

SONATES

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for violin and piano no 2

Claude Debussy
Sonata for violin and piano

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for violin and piano no 1

DIALOGUE ON THE RISING AND KING’S BEDTIME

WE 1 JUN 2022

7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Salle de musique / avenue Léopold-Robert 27, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Jean Rondeau harpsichord

Thomas Dunford lute

Jean Rondeau Portrait V

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 (circa 1650-1665 – after 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 (son, 1699-1745)
La Portugaise La Sylva Jupiter (Lute and harpsichord)

AMAZON

TH 23 JUIN 2022

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
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

AMAZON

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)