In the 17th century, musicians from all over Europe flocked to Italy to learn the secrets of the exciting Italian style—for example, Marc-Antoine Charpentier studied in Rome and was much influenced by Giacomo Carissimi—while Italians such as Giovanni Battista Lulli ( Jean-Baptiste Lully) brought the new style to the brilliant French court. We offer motets by Carissimi and Charpentier; laments by Tartini and Clérambault; Italian-style pieces by Rebel and Leclair; and Francois Couperin’s Apothéose de Lully, a delightful fantasy in which Lully and the great violinist Arcangelo Corelli unite the two national styles in a ‘new perfection in music'.
Jennifer Paulino, soprano
Live Oak Baroque Orchestra
Friday, January 19, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM