At the Pleasure of Mazarin: Roman Treasures from the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris

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Composers

    • Luigi Rossi
    • Giacomo Carissimi
    • Francesco Cavalli
    • Giovanni Battista Lulli

The Church of St. Jean Baptiste

Saturday, 28 Apr 2018, 8:00PM

Ticket info

$25 seniors & students
$35 general admission
$50 prime
$100 series supporter, front row

Free to St. Jean Baptiste parishioners, use code STJB when reserving online.

Performers

Ensemble L'Aura Soave
Jessica Gould, soprano
Diego Castelli & Dario Palmisano, violins
Diego Cantalupi, theorbo
Davide Pozzi, harpsichord

Programme

Sinfonia grave
Anonimo

Sdegno campion audace
Virgilio Mazzocchi (1597 – 1646)

Passacaille from Orfeo (Manoscritto Napolitano)
Luigi Rossi (1597 – 1653)

Passacaille Del Seigr. Louigi
(Manuscrit Bauyn, c. 1660)

M’uccidete begl’occhi
from Orfeo
Luigi Rossi

Ritornello (Atto 1 Scena V)
Bourée Figurée – La Christiana (Atto III)

Gelosia
Luigi Rossi

Sinfonia
Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)

da Orfeo
Mio Ben (Aria di Euridice)
Luigi Rossi

Les Pleurs d’Orphée (Orfeo Atto II Finale)
Les Passe-pieds d’Artus (Orfeo, Atto III)
Sarabande
Bourée
Courante

Lasciate Averno (Aria finale di Orfeo)

Pausa

Restino Imbalsamante (da La Calisto)
Francesco Cavalli

Balli (per il Xerse di Pietro Francesco Cavalli)
Giovanni Battista Lulli (1632 – 1687)

È Bello l’Ardire
Giacomo Carissimi (1605 – 1674)

Passacaglia
Biagio Marini (1594 – 1663)

Sinfonia (per il Xerse di Pietro Francesco Cavalli)
Giovanni Battista Lulli

Apritevi Inferni
Giacomo Carissimi

About

Jessica Gould, soprano
L’Aura Soave
Diego Castelli & Dario Palmisano, violins
Diego Cantalupi, theorbo
Davide Pozzi, harpsichord

A Cardinal who never took holy orders, Mazarin, né Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino, was born near Naples, grew up in Rome, and became Chief Minister of France. The most powerful advisor to Louis XIV was more fascinated by art than theology, importing innumerable Italian compositions and a fair number of Italian composers in service of the French state. His dedication to artistic splendor was a hallmark of his tenure and a gift to subsequent generations.

Native sons whom he championed include Luigi Rossi, Virgilio Mazzocchi, Francesco Cavalli and Giacomo Carissimi, and their work came to transform the music of France. Arias, cantatas, and operas by these Italian composers and more can be found to this day at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, where many treasures of Mazarin’s collection still await a performance in our own time.

The France à Cordes festival concludes with this CD release concert, which celebrates the new recording of At the Pleasure of Mazarin on the MV Cremona label.

At the Pleasure of Mazzarin was previously performed in Italy at Villa Finaly – La Chancellerie des Universités de Paris La Sorbonne, and the Istituto Francese at Palazzo Lenzi.

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