CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

TH 21 OCT 2021

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

Nevermind Quartet

Jean Rondeau Portrait I

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

Keyboard Sonata Wq 48/6 H. 29
Adagio (transcription for quartet)

Quartet in A minor Wq 93, H 537

Quartet in D major Wq 94, H 538

Quartet in G major Wq 95, H 539

Keyboard Sonata Wq 70 H. 133
Andante con tenerezza (transcription for quartet)

WOLFGANG &
THE JAZZ

TU 2 NOV 2021

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

Ebène Quartet

Martin Fröst clarinet

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

WOLFGANG & THE JAZZ

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in A major K. 581

Second part surprise JAZZ +

THE MUSICAL MYSTERY

WE 10 NOV 2021

8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Club 44 / rue de la Serre 64, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Jean Rondeau conference

Jean Rondeau Portrait II

With the participation of Julian Sykes, music critic

THE MUSICAL MYSTERY
A living doubt as a ridge line

“Know not to know me” writes Jean Rondeau in the booklet of his latest album Melancholy Grace, giving voice to the Music which, however, as he describes it, perhaps only links itself to our voice through silence.
We will discuss various themes such as interpretation, the relationship with the musical text, the musical mystery, the concert and its codes, the various musical gestures, movement, pedagogy and, if time permits, many other subjects, all in the form of an improvised exchange.
Jean Rondeau tells us that music is not his means of expression, but the expression of music itself. However, he remains very attached to the word and to the exchange with his audience. This conversation will allow another contact that he values and that will complete the portrait of this season, which we hope will be joyful!

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MELANCHOLY GRACE

TH 11 NOV 2021

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

Jean Rondeau harpsichord

Jean Rondeau Portrait III

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

MELANCHOLY GRACE

Also the title of the album released by Erato Warner Classics in May 2021.

“With these ambiguous sounds, reflecting, echoing one another, the bells of melancholy affect chime gracefully through the musical cosmos. Could this be the dream that brought me to this album? To hear over the centuries of history and habit the music of Renaissance composers tinkling in the depths of the night, like the delicate echo of stars long gone that shine on us still.”

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
Toccata Settima
The second book of Toccatas, Canzoni etc. 1637

Laurencinius di Roma ? (v. 1567 – v. 1625)
Fantaisie de Mr. de Lorency
Manuscrit Bauyn, c. 1660

Luigi Rossi ? (v. 1597 – 1653)
Passacaille Del Seigr. Louigi
Manuscrit Bauyn, c. 1660

Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
Pavana (CCXCII.) in A minor based on Lachrymae

Giovanni Picchi (v. 1571 – 1643)
Ballo alla Polacha con il suo Saltarello – I
Intavolatura di Balli d’Arpicordo (Venise 1618)

John Bull (v.1562 – 1628)
Melancholy Pavan

John Bull (v.1562 – 1628)
Melancholy Galliard

Anonyme, attribué à Heinrich Scheidemann (1595 – 1663)
Pavana Lachrymae d’après Dowland WV 106

Giovanni Picchi (v. 1571 – 1643)
Ballo alla Polacha con il suo Saltarello – II
Intavolatura di Balli d’Arpicordo (Venise 1618)

Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545 – 1607)
Toccata del 4° Tono

Bernardo Storace (v. 1637 – v. 1707)
Recercar di Legature
Selva di varie compositioni d’intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo (Venezia, 1664)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
Toccata Quarta
The first book of Toccatas, Partitas etc. 1637

Giovanni Picchi (v. 1571 – 1643)
Ballo alla Polacha con il suo Saltarello – III
Intavolatura di Balli d’Arpicordo (Venezia 1618)

Antonio Valente (1520? – après 1580)
Sortemeplus, con alcuni fioretti (Sortez mes pleurs) d’après Philippe de Monte
Intavolaturo De Cimbalo (Napoli, 1578)

Gregorio Strozzi (1615 – 1687)
Toccata quarta per l’elevatione
Capricci da sonare cembali et organi (Napoli 1687)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)
Fantasia Chromatica

AMINTA E FILLIDE

SA 15 JAN 2022

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

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie conductor and harpsichord

Jessica Niles soprano

Shakèd Bar mezzo-soprano

Concert recorded by RTS-Espace 2

AMINTA E FILLIDE

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Une sonate en trio

Duetto da Camera “No, di voi non vuò fidarmi” HWV 189

Une sonate en trio

Aminta e Fillide, HWV 83 (50′)

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

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)