Arts-Scène Diffusion

Jean-Luc Ho

HARPSICHORD & ORGAN

In theatrical style

In theatrical style

From Molière to Lully, when the harpsichord becomes theatre...

 

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Molière's birth (1622-2022) and the 350th anniversary of his death (1673-2023), Jean-Luc Ho slips into the shoes of the music master of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and immerses you in the lyrical universe of the Grand Siècle! Through the subtle and virtuoso play of transcription, his harpsichord becomes a theatre: the characters of Comédie-Ballet or Tragédie-lyrique spring to mind as we listen to the most beautiful excerpts from the operas.

The collaboration of Molière and Lully has left posterity with some of the most beautiful pages of French literature and music of the Grand Siècle. Jean-Luc Ho winks at these eminent artists while bringing the art of transcription back into the limelight.

 

Indicative programmes:

I

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Préludes 1 à 4 (L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin)

JEAN BATISTE LULLY (1632-1687)
Ouverture (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670)

 

II

NICOLAS DE CLÉRAMBAULT (1676-1749)
Fugue du 1er ton

JEAN-HENRY D'ANGLEBERT (1629-1691)
Prélude en ré mineur

JEAN BATISTE LULLY (1632-1687)
Les Maistres à dancer (Le divertissement de Chambord, 1669)

JACQUES CHAMPION DE CHAMBONNIÈRES (1601-1672)
Courante de Madame

DENIS GAULTIER (1603-1672)
Sarabande

LOUIS COUPERIN (1626-1661)
Canaries

JEAN-HENRY D'ANGLEBERT (1629-1691)
Passacaille d'Armide

 

III

Anonyme, publié par Ballard en 1705
J'avais cru qu'en vous aymant

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Le Dodo ou l'Amour au berceau

JEAN BATISTE LULLY (1632-1687)
Jeunes Cœurs (Alceste, 1674)
Air pour les hautbois, Passepied
Les Sacrificateurs (Persée, 1682)

 

IV

GEORG MUFFAT (1653-1704)
Toccata prima

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Les Idées Heureuses
L'Amphibie, mouvement de Passacaille

 

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“Whether they are called magicians, witches or enchantresses, whether they are beautiful or ugly, young or old, implacably cruel or charitable, they have never ceased to inspire the most beautiful verses, the most beautiful stanzas, as long as they are ambiguous and mysterious... True muses of Baroque composers, numerous operas have been based on their legends, developing expressive musical colors blending ecstasy and intoxication of feelings.” - Sylvie Giroux

Join Jean-Luc Ho & Lucile Richardot in duo with their famous program “Magiciennes Baroques” at the Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat this Sunday, May 19th at 5pm in the Eglise Saint Jacques in Marly (France).

Click here to find out more about this program.

Photo credit : Ana Lucia Montezuma


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