Helene Clerc-Murgier Pauline Warnier

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SONGS & SONATAS OF FOUR PARTS
Concert - Henry Purcell

A story is told, imagined and imaginary, through Purcell’s enchanting tunes (including the well-known Cold song) and his unfortunately too little known sonatas of four parts. Despite his relatively short life, Purcell has composed impressive works: 1 opera, 5 “semi-operas”, 53 stage musics, 25 odes, 10 cantatas, 68 anthems… He writes his first masterpieces for viols. The Twelve Sonatas of three parts are a new starting point in his creative process. Encouraged by the success of Purcell’s previous works, his widow will publish Ten Sonatas of four parts, two years after his passing, in 1697. The compositions are marked by the excessive use of chromatism and an unexpected but touching harmony.

Baritone: Julien Fanthou

Violins: Patricia Bonnefoy, Valerie Robert

Viola: Benedicte Pernet

Cello: Pauline Warnier

Harpsichord: Helene Clerc-Murgier

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First program

Ground in E minor for harpsichord
Sonata of four parts no 1 in B minor
Sonata of four parts no 3 in A minor
Air Winter, extract from King Arthur
Sonata of four parts in D minor
Sonata of four parts no 6 in G minor
Air The Frost

Second program

Solely instrumental, this program gives us a taste of the genius of Henry Purcell as a chamber musician. A pavane for harpsichord by William Byrd and a sonata by 18th century British cellist and virtuoso Stephen Paxton, are played in honor of Purcell.
Sonata of four parts no 6 in G minor, Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Pavane Lacrymae for harpsichord William Bird, Dowland (1543-1623)
Ground in E minor for harpsichord and an extract of the Ode to Saint-Cecilia, Henry Purcell
Sonata of four parts no 1 in B minor
Sonata of four parts in D minor
Cello sonata in A major, Stephen Paxton (1734-1787)
Sonata of four parts no 3 in A minor, Henry Purcell

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