concert nr 36 / GRAND TOUR

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hour 21:00 (50 minutes)
day 28.09 Saturday
place GONDOLA Hall

music category Chamber music


Ensemble Masques
Jasu Moisio oboe
Sophie Gent violin
Tuomo Suni violin
Benjamin Lescoat violin
Mélissande Corriveau cello
Maria Vahervuo double bass
Olivier Fortin harpsichord / conductor
Konrad Darocha actor


Henry Purcell Overture from the suite “Abdelazer”
Marin Marais Tempête, Chaconne from the opera “Alcyone”
Michel Corrette Allegro from Sonata Op. 20 No. 2
André Campra Passepieds from the ballet-opera “L’Europe galante”
Michel-Richard de Lalande Chaconne  from the opera “Les fontaines de Versailles”
Marin Marais Marche pour les bergers et les bergères from the opera “Alcyone”
Jean-Philippe Rameau Vézinet from the cycle “Les Pièces de clavecin en concerts”
Michel Corrette Les Sauvages from the cycle “Concertos comiques”
Claudio Monteverdi Selva Morale e Spirituale*
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Strings and basso continuo in G minor RV 157 (III. Allegro)
Alessandro Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor (II. Adagio, IIII. Presto)
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso in D major Op. 6 No. 1 (Allegro)
Georg Philipp Telemann Ouverture-Suite Les Nations  TWV 55 :G4 (Les Moscovites, Les Portugais)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia de la deuxième partie de la cantate Die Elenden sollen essen BWV 75

*arranged for two violins, viola and basso continuo


The concert consists of short impressions of early music – single movements of concertos, sonatas and suites – genres typical to the Baroque period. Instrumental music at this time was most often accompanied by a basso continuo part, usually played on a harpsichord, lute or organ. The continuo part provided the harmonic base for the whole structure of the work. Playing basso continuo required the musician to read a special notation containing the melodic line of the bass and figures indicating the chords to be played. At the concert, basso continuo will be provided by Olivier Fortin on the harpsichord. 

The French Ensemble Masques performing at the “Grand Tour” concert specialises in early music performance. Their artistic credo of stylistic eclecticism and openness to various performing traditions makes performances by the ensemble a dynamic, colourful, often surprising show. The name refers to masks – a sort of opera common at the English court during Elizabethan times.

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