This programme, devised by François Lazarevitch (flute), Lucile Boulanger (viola da gamba) and Justin Taylor (harpsichord), centres on the trio and the multiplicity of 18th-century works it inspired while also turning to 21st-century trios, thereby bringing together the baroque repertoire and compositions of our own time. These works not only give listeners a chance to hear Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien outside their usual domain; they also cast new light on the trio’s intimate form and allow the performers to delve into the wishes of living composers.
Rameau, Couperin, and Leclair mastered the art of the musical conversation in which each instrument expresses itself fully: in this ever-changing kaleidoscope the harpsichord sometimes takes the central role as the other instruments play skilfully-written counter melodies. Trios commissioned from Vincent Bouchot (1966), Philippe Hersant (1948), and Gérard Pesson (1958) will be paired with the 18th-century works: Bouchot with Leclair, Hersant with Rameau, and Pesson with Couperin…
François Lazarevitch : transfverse flute, musette
Lucile Boulanger : viola da gamba
Justin Taylor : harpsichord
We are currently seeking co-producers to fund commissioned works by P. Hersant, V. Bouchot, and G. Pesson.
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
Vincent Bouchot (1966)
Philippe Hersant (1948)
Gérard Pesson (1958)
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