Ex Cathedra | Marie Fel: Rameau's Muse

Ex Cathedra | Marie Fel: Rameau's Muse

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 19:30

Marie Fel was a diva of the 18th century. She was famous across Paris for her unmatched artistry and unconventional lifestyle. Her life was entwined with the principal characters at the court of Louis XV: Voltaire, Casanova, Rousseau, Rameau, and even the King. Voltaire called her an "adorable nightingale", whilst Casanova blushed when told that she had three children by three different fathers. For Rameau, she was a muse. A specially-commissioned narration tells Marie Fel's remarkable story, placing the glorious music by Lully, Lalande and Rameau into the context of life during the French Baroque era.

This concert is also included in the Birmingham International Concert Season.

Overture from Te Deum
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Laudate Pueri
Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741)
Salve Regina
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Gasouillats auzeléts from Daphnis et Alcimadure
Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville (1711-1772)
Formons les plus brillants concerts from Platée
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Exurgat Deus
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Tristes apprêts from Castor et Pollux
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Amour, amour, lance tes traits from Platée
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)
La Lyre Enchantée from Les Surprises de l'amour
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Viderunt Omnes from Cantate Domino
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
La grande pièce royale
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Ah! quand reviendront nos beaux jours? from Philomèle
Louis de Lacoste (c.1675–c.1753)


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Victoria Square
Birmingham B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
52° 28' 48.72" N, 1° 54' 9.4176" W
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