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Baroque&Before Features Lute and Gamba

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Baroque&Before, Thursday at 10:00 PM

 
They are two of the most popular destinations in France. The first of these, the splendorous chapel of the Sainte-Chapelle was part of the early musical life of a choirboy named Marin Marais. The second, the Palace of Versailles, was home for Marais as an adult.

From 1685 on, Marais served as a soloist, playing bass-viol, in the orchestra of the Sun King, Louis XIV. This French Baroque composer played under Jean-Baptiste Lully, and studied composition with him. A number of Marias’ works will be featured on this week’s edition of Baroque&Before with host Candice Agree.

Thursday’s program features a performance from the Pyrenees Festival of Early Music, a concert of lute and viola da gamba recorded in Lleida, Spain. The performers are Luca Pianca and Vittorio Ghielmi.

 

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