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ASPECT Foundation - Fête Galante
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The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States

New York NY
May 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Program

Music by COUPERIN, RAMEAU, CLERAMBAULT, LECLAIR

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Four Nations Ensemble

Illustrated talk by Andrew Appel

Additional Information

Out of the dark final years of the reign of Louis XIV came a new style of art characterized by freshness, elegance and sensuality. While Versailles was draped in the heavy fabrics of guilt and failure, penance and penitence, Antoine Watteau was breaking with tradition, creating the new genre of the fête galante. His delicate brushstrokes and mastery of color and nuance are echoed in the music of his contemporary François Couperin. As art historian Tav Holmes guides us through the unique, idealized world of Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard, the Four Nations Ensemble and soprano Sherezade Panthaki will perform works of equally evocative beauty by Couperin, Rameau, Clérambault and Leclair.

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