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Lea Desandre & Thomas Dunford

Laissez durer la nuit

Foto Thomas Dunford i Lea Desandre ©Julien Benhamou


    Michel Lambert (1610-1696): Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle (My shepherdess is tender and faithful)
    Robert de Visée (1650-1725): Gavotte in D minor
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704): Celle qui fait tout mon tourment (She who causes all my torment)
    Sébastien Le Camus (1610-1677): On n’entend rien dans ce bocage (Nothing can be heard in this landscape)
    Marin Marais (1656-1728): Les Voix Humaines (The Human Voices)
    Sébastien Le Camus (1610-1677): Laissez durer la nuit (Let the night last)
    Robert de Visée (1650-1725): Chaconne in D minor
    Honoré d’Ambruys (16?-17?) : Le doux silence de nos bois (The soft silence of the woods)
    Robert de Visée (1650-1725):
    Prelude in D minor
    Sarabande in D minor
    Sébastien Le Camus (1610-1677): Forêts solitaires (Solitary forests)
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704): Auprès du feu l’on fait l’amour (By the fire we make love)
    Robert de Visée (1650-1725): Allemande, “la Royale”
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704): Tristes déserts (Sad deserts)
    Sébastien Le Camus (1610-1677): Je passais de tranquille jour (I spent a quiet day)
    Robert de Visée (1650-1725): La mascarade, Rondeau
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696):
    Ombre de mon amant (Shadow of my beloved)
    Vos mépris chaque jour (Your distain every day)


    Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano
    Thomas Dunford, lute and theorbo


Laissez durer la nuit (Let the Night Last) is the fascinating title of a concert by mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre (who regularly takes part in concerts by William Christie) and the lute and theorbo player Thomas Dunford. The programme by both artists focuses on the compositions of 17th-century French composers, including pastoral work by Michel Lambert, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Marin Marais, among others. Sébastien Le Camus is the composer of Laissez durer la nuit, a famous song and tribute to the night in the tradition of an aubade. The concert combines vocal pieces, accompanied by instruments, in the intimate style of French music from three hundred and fifty years ago with the grandeur and pomposity of the French courtly music performed at Versailles.

    • Friday 14 April 20:00
  • €32
  • Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi
  • Llums d'Antiga

Desandre and Dunford bring the intimacy of 17th-century French music to L’Auditori.

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14 April 2023

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