CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Le Concert des Nations
The Baroque orchestra was a concept developed in the 17th century at the French court, which enjoyed the music of the Vingt-quatre Violons du Roi (“King’s 24 Strings”). This concert traces how the large instrumental ensemble that became the standard of the Baroque world developed. The music spans the 17th to 18th centuries, from Lully, the composer of astonishingly beautiful operas who enlarged the orchestra and codified performance techniques, to the striking virtuosity of Leclair and his contemporaries.