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Born in 1667, Michel Pignolet de Monteclair made his way to Paris in 1697, and by 1699 was playing the basse de violon in the Paris Opera and gaining renown as a teacher. Acknowledged as one of the most important composers of the post-Lully generation, his stage works influenced Jean Phillipe Rameau’s orchestration and dramatic music. He gave a more prominent role to his obbligato instruments than any other composer of cantatas before his time, as evidenced by the use of totally independent bass lines. In fact, his music to La Triomphe de la Constance features extensive substantive solo passages for the bass viol.
In this performance of music from La Triomphe de la Constance, we will hear Amy Conn, soprano, Craig Trompeter, viola da gamba, and Doug Schneider, harpsichord.
From Jerry Fuller:
Please join us this coming weekend for a program of Musical Jokes of the Baroque.
On Friday evening at 7:30pm, we will be performing at Moser Performing Arts Center at the University of St Francis located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet, Illinois. For more information call 815.740.3404.
On Saturday at 3pm, we will be performing at the Chicago Humanities Festival in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center located at 78 East Washington in Chicago. For more information visit ChicagoHumanities.org.
On Sunday at 4pm, we will be performing at the Byron Colby Barn located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake, Illinois. For more information call 847.489.5022.
Chicago’s Ars Antigua, led by Jerry Fuller, is dedicated to presenting music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. Ars Antigua will perform a selection of musical jokes on period instruments. A musical joke, however, is a subtle and slippery thing. To give the gags some traction, the musicians, will discuss with the audience what can make a piece of music funny. The program will include Leopold Mozart’s Die Schlittenfahrt (The Ice Journey), W. A. Mozart’s A Musical Joke, and excerpts from Haydn’s “Joke” quartet, as well as works by Michel Corette and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Also, this coming Sunday is a concert by the Early Music Ensemble of Midwest Young Artists. This concert will feature David Douglass conducting a program of 17th century English theater music. This concert will be at 6pm at Midwest Young Artists located at 878 Lyster Road in Highwood, IL 60040. For more information call 847.926.9898.
Please join us online at ArsAntiguaPresents.com for our monthly podcasts of early music.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming concerts.
Warm regards, Jerry Fuller