A DAY WITH LOUIS XV
What if for one hour we found ourselves in the heart of the 18th century, in the shoes of Louis XV in his lair of Versailles? A regular guest at the Théâtre de la Ville, the celebrated French harpsichordist Céline Frisch – a cofounder of the Café Zimmermann ensemble – has prepared us a journey back in time in which her remarkable plucked-string instrument evokes an ordinary day at court in the presence of Louis XV, successor to the Sun King. These singular pieces offer a representative range of the major moments of the French harpsichord school.
Céline Frisch haprsichord
COUPERIN, D’AGINCOURT, DANDRIEU, DAQUIN, ROYER, BALBASTRE Le Début de la journée et la messe (The Start of the day and mass); Les Plaisirs de la chasse (The Pleasures of the hunt); Promenade bucolique et amoureuse (Bucolic and romantic stroll); Les Jeux et le divertissement de la Cour (Games and entertainment at court); Le Coucher du Roi (The King’s Retiring Ceremony)