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Les Idées heureuses - Chaconne and chocolate

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The first Dorothéa Ventura – Carte blanche concert immerses us in the captivating world of the chaconne—the renowned dance that was very popular with composers down through the centuries. Dazzling at times, touching, exhilarating, or sorrowful at others… it offers a fascinatingly vast palette of expression. Dorothéa and Les Idées heureuses are delighted to be sharing this musical form, the centrepiece of several great vocal works and instrumental suites from the mid-17 th to 18 th centuries. 

Concert commentary by Geneviève Soly.

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Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 07:30 pm


- Airs de cour by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), Honoré d’Ambruys (active in the
mid-18 th century), and Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
- Chaconnes from Les arts florissants by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, from Sonata in G Major
(“L’inconnue”) by Michel de la Barre (1675-1745), from Trio Sonata No. 1 by Marin Marais
(1658-1728), and from Daphnis et Chloé by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
- La Buisson by Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745) and La Françoise from Les Nations by
François Couperin (1668-1733)
- Passacaglia from Armide and an excerpt from Atys by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
- Chaconne for harpsichord in A major (GWV 149) by Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)


Anne-Marie Beaudette: soprano
Kerry Bursey: tenor, theorbo, baroque 
Marie Nadeau: violin
Vincent Lauzer: recorder
Karim Nasr: bassoon, oboe, 
Marie-Laurence Primeau: viol, recorder
Sylvain Bergeron: archlute, baroque 
Geneviève Soly: solo harpsichord, continuo, commentary Dorothéa Ventura
soprano, harpsichord continuo, musical direction

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