FiBO Players. Photo: Aino Jalkanen.
Tue 6.10.2020 klo 18 Kanneltalo, Helsinki
Helsinki Early Music Festival

An Evening in Paris

French Portraits

Marais – de la Guerre – Rameau – Telemann

FiBO Players:
  Pauliina Fred, traverso 
  Anthony Marini, violin
  Louna Hosia, viola da gamba
  Petteri Pitko, harpsichord
  Eero Palviainen, lute and guitar

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The character of Marin Marais is immortalized in the movie All the Mornings of the World. Marais played the viola da gamba and served as a musician for the Sun King. In the court of Louis XIV performed also one of the few female composers at that time, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. She was a harpsichord virtuoso and her production of music pieces consists of both pieces for harpsichord and stage music, sonatas and cantatas. 

Jean-Philippe Rameau was a famous opera composer. His collection Pièces de clavecin en concert consists of five concertos for flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord. In the names of the different parts in the collection we find several known people from Rameau's age. 

The German Georg Philipp Telemann was very famous in both his home country and abroad, and during his visit to Paris in 1738 the so called Paris Quartets, a collection of chamber music pieces, were published. Now we get to hear No 6. 

Duration: 1 h (no intermission)

Petteri Pitko introduces the concert in the café in Kanneltalo at 17.15–17.45.

See the full list of special arrangements during the times of Covid-19 here.

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