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London Festival Of Baroque Music 2018: Doulce Memoire at St John's Smith Square

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Denis Raisin Dadre Director Cecile Achille & Clara Coutouly soprano Matthieu Peyregne counter-tenor Hugues Primard tenor Matthieu Le Levreur baritone Marc Busnel bass Pascale Boquet lute & renaissance guitar Berengere Sardin harp Myriam Ropars & Etienne Floutier viola da gamba & bass viol Elsa Frank, Denis Raisin Dadre, Johanne Maitre & Jeremie Papasergio recorder & column flute Claude Le Jeune Le Printemps Often referred to (notably by Olivier Messiaen) and yet seldom performed, Le Printemps by Claude Le Jeune (1530-1600) is a groundbreaking work which bridges the gap between renaissance and baroque style. In Le Printemps, Le Jeune draws on mediaeval and renaissance idioms but updates this to create a vocal style that lays the foundations of the French baroque. This seminal work, united by the theme of spring and renewal, is also dedicated to King James I of England to celebrate his new reign. When first performed, due to its modernity, it was rejected by the Parisian elite, who accused it of "corrupting, perverting, softening and enraging" young people!

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St John's Smith Square

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Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA
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