Concert in Conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum
Join us at 6 pm on 5th December at The Little Oratory, Brompton Road, London for an evening of beautiful French-inspired Baroque music
Opera Lyrica presents a concert of Lully, Purcell and Blow to demonstrate the influence of Louis XIV in Europe in general, and England in particular. Featuring up-and-coming musical talent, the programme will aim to show the impact that the reign of the Sun King had on music in 17th-century France, and how that in turn changed the way contemporaneous English composers approached their own compositions.
The concert is to accompany a conference taking place on the same date, hosted by the Victoria and Albert Museum, entitled Lambrequins and Luxury: Ornament in the time of Louis XIV and beyond. Marking the tercentenary of the close of Louis XIV’s reign this one-day conference will explore the tenets, impact and dissemination of the Louis XIV style in Britain and Europe. Papers given by a range of international speakers will examine the work of key designers, ornamentalists and craftsmen who contributed to this style including Charles Le Brun, André-Charles Boulle and Daniel Marot. More information and booking for the conference can be found here.
Also featuring a short introduction by Dr Sandra Tuppen, Curator of Music Manuscripts at the British Library. who specialises in the music of Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell, as well as French influence on English music of the 17th century. We are delighted to have Dr Tuppen opening the concert.
Purcell Abdelazar: Overture
Lully Anima Christi
Lully O dulcissime
Lully Domine salvum regem
Locke Curtain Tune from The Tempest
Purcell Harpsichord Suite in A minor Z.663
Prelude - Almand - Corant - Saraband
Lully Chaconne from Trio pour le coucher du Roi
Blow Venus and Adonis: Overture
Purcell The Gordian Knot Untied: Overture
Chaconne - Air - Minuet
Conducted by Benjamin Goodson
Harpsichord: Katarzyna Kowalik
Quartet: Alice Earll
Sopranos: Katherine Blumenthal
We look forward to welcoming you to the concert!