Rural joys à la française in music by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, François Couperin, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, Nicolas Chédeville & Michel Corrette
Shepherds are the flower people of musical history. When the young, Parisian rococo aristocracy put flowers in their hair they were playing a luxury game for a privileged few. But the desire for this lightness of being was real – and inspired by music. Let Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien featuring flute and musette virtuoso François Lazarevitch irresistibly draw you into the pastoral idyll with refined cantatas, mellifluous love songs and rustic bagpipe sounds.
LES MUSICIENS DE SAINT-JULIEN
Élodie Fonnard, soprano | Théotime Langlois de Swarte, Josef Zak, violin | Étienne Floutier, viola da gamba | Éric Bellocq, arch | Justin Taylor, harpsichord | François Lazarevitch, flutes, musette & direction