Performance Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Le Concert des Nations

Zankel Hall
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.


  • Le Concert des Nations
    Jordi Savall, Director


  • ANON. Concert donné a Louis XIII en 1627 (selected by André Danican Philidor)
    ·· Les Ombres
    ·· Air pour les mesmes
    ·· Les Nimphes de la Grenouilliere
    ·· Les Bergers
    ·· Les Amériquains
  • LULLY Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
  • LULLY "Marche pour la Cérémonie Turque"
  • LULLY "Premiere Air des Espagnols"
  • LULLY "Second Air des Espagnols"
  • LULLY "L'entrée des Scaramouches"
  • LULLY "Chaconne des Scaramouches"
  • MARAIS Couplets de folies
  • COUPERIN Prelude from Deuxième concert royal
  • COUPERIN Muzette, "Naïvement" from Troisième concert royal
  • COUPERIN "Chaconne légère" from Troisième concert royal
  • MARAIS Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
  • RAMEAU from Pièces de clavecin
    ·· La Forqueray
    ·· La Cupis
    ·· La Marais
  • FORQUERAY "La Marella"
  • FORQUERAY "La du Vaucel"
  • FORQUERAY "La Leclair"
  • LECLAIR Sonata in D Major, Op. 2, No. 8


Lully's "Marche pour la Cérémonie Turque"
Le Concert Des Nations | Jordi Savall, Director
Alia Vox


An Introduction to Before Bach

Before Bach
This performance is part of Before Bach, and Baroque Unlimited.

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