Instrumental ensemble of Les Arts Florissants
Xavier DE MAISTRE, harp - Harp - Soloist
Eve COQUART - Actress
Jean-Luc THONNERIEUX, alto - Alto
David SIMPSON, cello - Cello
Musical editions: Editions Bärenreiter & Henle - Mozart and Haydn; Les Arts Florissants (Pascal Duc) - Krumpholz and Hermann.
Johann Baptist KRUMPHOLZ - Concerto Op 7 in B-flat Major ( Extract )
Joseph HAYDN - Symphonie n.85 in B-flat major "The Queen" ( Extract )
Johann David HERMANN - Concerto in F Major ( Extract )
Christoph Willibald GLUCK - Orphée et Eurydice ( Transcription for harp solo of the “Danse des esprits bienheureux” in Orphée et Eurydice by Gluck )
A young queen plays the harp… A storyteller talks of Marie-Antoinette’s passion for music. A tale of royalty and music.
Marie-Antoinette’s reign did indeed represent a golden age for the harp in France.
A devoted music lover (she particularly loved Hayden’s Symphony No. 85, which bears her title: “The Queen”) and herself a harpist, Marie-Antoinette contributed to the blossoming of a repertoire that Les Arts Florissants and Xavier de Maistre explore here on period instruments.
Family concert in relation with "Music for Marie-Antoinette" conducted by William Christie.
Workshop: “Marie-Antoinette’s Harp”
November 23rd, 2016 a 1:30 pm, Cité de la Musique / Philharmonie de Paris
In relation to the family concert “Marie-Antoinette’s Harp”, this workshop presents the Baroque harp through musical excerpts from the concert’s programme, performed by Les Arts Florissants musicians.
> Duration: 1h
> For children age 7+ and their families, subject to availability.
> A workshop + family concert ticket is available.
Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris / Cité de la Musique, Concert hall
- Wednesday, November 23 2016, 3pm