FiBO Players. Photo: Aino Jalkanen.
Sun 31.5.2020 12.00 am
Konsertti katsottavissa 5.5. lähtien

A night in Paris (online)

Guest appearance in the HKO Screen Guest series



FiBO Players:
  Pauliina Fred, traverso 
  Anthony Marini, violin
  Louna Hosia, cello
  Petteri Pitko, harpsichord
  Eero Palviainen, archlute and Baroque guitar


FiBO visits the HKO Screen Guest series by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on 5 May.

French Baroque composers immortalised numerous contemporaries with musical portraits. The object of a picture like this was often another composer or instrumentalist, or the artist's protector or patron. In the music circles in Paris, the composers and musicians had large networks, and often different family relations also tied them together. Musician jobs were often passed from father to son (and sometimes to daughter), and the same families held on to important positions in the musical life for generations. 

Jean-Philippe Rameau was above all famous as an opera composer. His collection Pièces de clavecin en concert contains five large concertos for flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord. Many of Rameau's contemporaries and personages are mentioned in the titles of the pieces. 

German Georg Philipp Telemann was very famous at his time both in his home country and abroad. During his visit to Paris in 1738, his so called Paris Quartets, a compilation of large chamber music pieces, were published. The quartets were premiered in Paris, and it is thought that they were performed by Telemann, flutist Michel Blavet, violinist Jean-Pierre Guignon, gamba player Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and harpsichordist and cellist Édouard.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Deuxième Concert from Pièces de clavecin en concerts (1741)
1. La Laborde
2. La Boucon
3. L’Agaçante
4. Menuet I & Menuet II

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Paris Quartet No. 6 in E minor, from Nouveaux quatuors en six suites (1738) (TWV 43:e4)
1. Prélude. A discrétion – très vite – à discrétion
2. Gai
3. Vite
4. Gracieusement
5. Distrait
6. Modéré