Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet | direction
The splendour of Charpentier and Handel vs the tenderness of Corelli by Hervé Niquet.
Charpentier Marches pour les trompettes, from Te Deum H. 146
Handel Suite No. I HWV 348, Suite No. 2 HWV 349, from Water Music
Corelli Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 « Fatto per la Notte di Natale »
Handel Suite No. 3 HWV 350, from Water Music
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351 (Overture, Bourrée, La Paix, La Réjouissance, Menuet I & II)
You might as well warn the Avenue Montaigne, Hervé Niquet's little party is likely to cause a bit of a stir. With all the trumpets and timpani out for Charpentier and a final bouquet that he promises to be royal, Le Concert Spirituel will also give its rich colours to the Water Music conceived by Handel for an incredible river party. Imagine the picture: on 17 July 1717, a boatload of fifty or so instrumentalists, including an impressive contingent of blowers, went wild on the Thames, to the delight of George I's guests. The mood changes as we begin Corelli's Concerto grosso in G minor, the eighth in a series of twelve published posthumously by the Frenchman Etienne Roger in Amsterdam. Christmas is around the corner...
PRODUCTION Jeanine Roze Production