Live from la Maison Française–Béatrice Martin

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Program: #11-20, Air Date: 05/09/11

The French harpsichord soloist Béatrice Martin performs some familiar and rare French Baroque repertoire by Couperin, Forqueray, Royer and Rameau.

NOTE: All of the music on this program was recorded at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France, in cooperation with the French-American Cultural foundation. For information on the many activities and concerts at the Maison, you may explore the site:

www.houseoffrancedc.com

The harpsichordist Béatrice Martin was born at Annecy in 1973, began her keyboard studies at the age of six and completed her training at the Geneva Conservatoire, where she was awarded first prize in 1992. She continued her studies at the Paris Conservatoire under Kenneth Gilbert and Christophe Rousset, winning in successive years first prizes in chamber music, harpsichord and continuo playing, before proceeding to further study with Huguette Dreyfus, Ton Koopman and Pierre Hantaï. Her career has brought appearances as a soloist and recitalist throughout Europe and in Japan, and, in 1998, the first prize and audience prize at the Brussels Harpsichord Competition.

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: (1668-1773): Vingt-septième ordre (1730):

--L'Exquise
--Les Pavots
--Les Chinois
--Saillie

ANTOINE FORQUERAY (1672-1745): Pièces de viole mises en pièces de clavecin (1747):

--La Couperin
--La Portugaise

PANCRACE ROYER (1705-1755): Pièces de clavecin (1746):

--La Zaïde
--La Sensible
--La Marche des Scythes

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Les Paladins (comédie-ballet, 1760--extracts transcribed for harpsichord):

--Entrée des paladines, et ensuite paladins
--Saraband, sans lenteur
--Air pour les pagodes
--Entrée de Chinois, un peu moins vite que le mouvement de chaconne
--Pantomime d'un Chinois et une Chinoise
--Gigue vive

RAMEAU: Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin (1728):

--Les Sauvages
--L'enharmonique
--L'Egyptienne

Composer Info

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: (1668-1773), ANTOINE FORQUERAY (1672-1745), PANCRACE ROYER (1705-1755), JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764)