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Telemann et la France

Telemann, Rameau, Leclair

Hambourg & Bruxelles
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Ouverture La Putain
Orpheus – Extraits
Ouverture Les Nations

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Le Berger fidèle – Cantate
Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour – Suite d’orchestre

 

Berlin
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Ouverture La Putain
Ouverture Les Nations

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour – Suite d’orchestre

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Scylla et Glaucus – Suite d’orchestre

Ann Hallenberg Mezzo-soprano (Hambourg & Bruxelles)

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset
Direction musicale

 

Telemann will be honoured in 2017, the year marking the 250th anniversary of his death. The Talens Lyriques, in the company of mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, will all be on hand for the occasion to explore a selection of works composed with French taste in mind by both Telemann and Rameau, his contemporary from the other side of the Rhine.

It was in 1737 that Georg Philipp Telemann arrived in Paris. His stay there, the only long journey he ever made, marked a crucial change in direction for his career. His presence at the Court and the Concert spirituel at the Tuileries palace gave him unparalleled renown and he acquired a taste for the French aesthetic. Moving towards the classical style, Telemann’s OuvertürenLa Putain and Les Nations – instrumental suites with evocative, descriptive titles, combine courtly dance in the French style, tempests, masquerades, boastful gasconnades and harlequinades. A few years earlier in 1726 Telemann had based his opera Orpheus on a libretto by a French author, introducing a small number of French-language arias in imitation of Lully’s musical style. Two of these arias are welcome inclusions in the programme as highly appropriate companions to Le Berger fidèle, a cantata written two years later by Rameau.

These pieces are put together with an orchestral suite in the French style, meaning that they do not form a freestanding work but a potpourri of “symphonic” moments extracted from a grand lyrical work. This is a suite from the Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (1747) by Rameau, an opera-ballet all too rarely performed which fully expresses the genius of French orchestral composition that Telemann found so inspiring.

Bénédicte Hertz - Les Talens Lyriques

 

Retrouvez Ann Hallenberg en interview pour le programme Telemann et la France 


2017 Telemann Year

Production Les Talens Lyriques. Avec le soutien du Cercle des Mécènes.

Dates des représentations

DATE HORAIRE LIEU INFORMATIONS RÉSERVATIONS
Dim 26 novembre 2017 15h00 Laieszhalle / Hambourg / Allemagne

+49 4 035 766 666

Mer 24 janvier 2018 20h00 Berlin / Philharmonie / Allemagne

+49 3 025 488 999

Mar 24 avril 2018 20h00 Bozar / Bruxelles / Belgique

+32 2 507 82 00

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