Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: French Exchange


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Jonathan Cohen, with Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano). OAE's 'Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers' series continues with a programme that features the best of English and French Baroque and demonstrates how French musical styles became fashionable in England.

Jean-Baptiste Lully's Passacaille, ('Armide', Act 5 Scene 2); 'Venez, venez, Haine implacable', ('Armide'); Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Overture to 'Medée'; 'Princesse, c'est sur vous que mon espoir se fonde', ('Medée'); Michel Richard de Lalande's Suite No 5 from 'Symphonies pour les soupers du roi'; Jean-Philippe Rameau's 'Quoi, la terre e le ciel'; and 'Cruelle mère' ('Hippolyte et Aricie'); Entrée de Polymnie from 'Les Boréades'; Henry Purcell's Chacony in G minor for strings; Suite from 'Dioclesian'; Suite and 'When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)' from 'Dido and Aeneas'; Michel Lambert's 'Ombre de mon amant'; and 'Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle'; and Jean-Fery Rebel's ballet 'La fantaisie'; and Charpentier's 'Quel prix de mon amour', ('Medée').

(Note: at 5.45pm in QEH, OAE Extras. Sarah Connolly is interviewed by journalist and critic Edward Seckerson; free. Plus, The Aftershow. Join artists after the concert for an informal discussion and Q&A. free.)