An Italian in Paris

Medium jacquetdelaguerre 2015

Thursday 7 May, 7.30 pm

The Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT

Works by the first composers in France to explore the Italian style, this concert features Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, celebrated in the year of her 350th anniversary. More than a mere ‘woman composer’ (though she was, and under difficult conditions), Jacquet de La Guerre’s music is consistently rich, surprising, and rewarding. This is a rare chance to hear her music played in concert.

The music

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729): Trio Sonata for two violins and basso continuo in D major

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Harpsichord solo (Book 1, 1687)

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Sonata for violin and basso continuo in F major

François Couperin (1668–1733): La Française, for two violins and basso continuo

Marin Marais (1656–1728) Arabesque for viola da gamba and basso continuo

Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve, for violin, viola da gamba, and basso continuo

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: From ‘Pièces de clavecin qui peuvent se jouer sur le violon’ (1707): La Flamande, Sarabande, Rigaudons

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Trio Sonata for two violins and basso continuo in C minor

The musicians

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord)

Booking tickets

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