Musician, musicologist, collector: Geneviève de Chambure played an essential role in the rediscovery of the Baroque heritage. As a tribute to her, William Christie will play with eminent personalities of today's baroque stage for two exceptional concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris on May 25 and 27.
The Countess de Chambure was much more than a music lover. She played an essential role in the rediscovery and preservation of French heritage, supporting young musicians - such as William Christie and Jordi Savall - and saving from ruin an impressive quantity of musical instruments and scores of Italian Renaissance music. Her collection, acquired after her death by the French State, has greatly contributed to the collections of the Musée de la Musique.
To pay tribute to this exceptional personality, William Christie will perform emblematic pieces of XVIIe century alongside major performers of this repertoire.