Les nations - Couperin the Internationalist

Couperin had a lifelong interest not just in the French Baroque, but also in combining French and Italian Baroque styles. His efforts found clearest expression in the exquisite trio sonatas of Les nations and Les goûts-réünis, some of which are heard here in colourfully realised performances by Jed Wentz's superb ensemble.

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Programme

Couperin, François (1668-1733), Les Nations: La Françoise

Couperin, François (1668-1733), Les Goûts Réunis (the United Tastes)

de Blamont, François Colin (1690-1760), La toilette de Vénus

Couperin, François (1668-1733), Grand trio sonata: Le Parnasse or The Apotheosis of Corelli

Couperin, François (1668-1733), Les nations: L'impériale

Artists

Musica ad Rhenum

Andréanne Paquin, Soprano

Jed Wentz, Conductor

Jed Wentz, Flute

Although usually seen as one of the great representatives of the French Baroque, Couperin had a lifelong interest in combining the two great national styles of the Baroque, the French and the Italian. His efforts found clearest expression in the exquisite trio sonatas of Les nations and Les goûts-réünis, some of which are heard here in colourfully realised performances by Jed Wentz's superb ensemble. There is also a rare chance to hear Collin de Blamont's sensual and playful cantata depicting Venus's conquest of Mars.

'Music of days gone by that today goes straight in to the heart and feet, as if it were a pop concert.'
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Tickets £28, £22, £15, £10
Buy a ticket for both concerts on 20 May and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine

St Johns Smith Square

Smith Square Westminster
London Greater London United Kingdom SW1P 3HA