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Charpentier

El so original. Jordi Savall

Directory

    Marc Antoine Charpentier:
    Te Deum in D major (c. 1688-1698) 28'
    In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, H 416 (c. 1690) 29'

Performers

    Le Concert des Nations
    La Capella Reial de Catalunya
    Jordi Savall, conductor

Program

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643?-1704) was a disciple of Giacomo Carissimi in Rome. On his return to France, following a dispute between the playwright Molière and Lully, Charpentier became the former’s official composer. After the death of Lully, who had virtually monopolised the tragédie lyrique, Charpentier embarked on a career as a theatrical composer. Despite this, one of his best-known works is the Te Deum in D major, famously used as the initial fanfare for European TV broadcasts.

Charpentier avoids Lully’s exaggerated pomposity and colourful ornamentation, and brilliance is combined with introspection in his religious music, including the Te Deum and the motet In nativitatem Domini canticum for four voices and orchestra, written in around 1690 when Charpentier was maître de musique at Saint Louis Church in Paris. The latter, written for a Christmas mass, unites French and Italian music in a splendid narration of Christ’s advent and birth.

    • Thursday 15 December 19:00
  • From €30 to €75
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • El so original

Charpentier combines brilliance with introspection in a work devoid of pomposity.

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Thursday

15 December 2022
Time:
19:00
Price:
From €30 to €75

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