MONDAY APRIL 5

FRENCH MUSIC

2.30pm – Oceanographic Museum

Harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï is a free-spirited artist, able to breathe life into early pieces as though they were written yesterday. He loves emphasizing their dance rhythms, taking us straight back to 17th century Versailles, at the time of the courts of the French kings. Several pieces have no titles, as though they were the portrait of a person or a character type. The harpsichord itself resembles a painting, with its ornate decoration.

Free shuttles

Photo / Pierre Hantaï ©Jean-Baptiste Millot

Louis Couperin
Prélude (Manuscrit Bauyn)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Allemande / Courante / La Timide / Les Trois Mains / Sarabande / Les Tourbillons / Gigue en rondeau
François Couperin
Septième Prélude (L’Art de toucher le clavecin) / Les Bergeries / Les Baricades mistérieuses

Antoine Forqueray
La Léon. Sarabande
Jacques Duphly
La Pothoüin
Claude Balbastre
La Lugeac. Gigue


Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord