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Programme
11:00 Promenade concert – Valloire church
 
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Suite in E minor « aufs Lautenwerck » (BWV 996)
Praeludio: Passagio – Presto – Allemande – Courante – Sarabande – Bourrée – Gigue
 
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Two Fantasias (1732-1733):
Fantasia IX in B minor (third set)
Fantasia X in C major (third set)
 
(?) Le Bret (France, 18th century)
Two pieces in D minor (after 1724): Allemande La Généreuse, L’Affable
Karol Beffa (born in 1973)
Sarabande for harpsichord (2015, dedicated to Olivier Baumont)
 
Michel Corrette (1707 – 1795)
Divertissement in D major (1779):
Combat naval d’une frégate contre plusieurs Corsaires Ennemis [with narrator] – (Sea battle, a frigate against priveteers)
 
12:00 Promenade to Chapelle Saint Pierre
13:00 Picnic on the grass with the musicians
14:30 Libre cours lecture by Marc Dumont
16:00 Return to Valloire church
 
17:00 Promenade concert – Valloire church
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata in D major for bass viol and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1028):
Adagio – Allegro – Andante – Allegro
 
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 – 1787)
Sonata in E minor for bass viol and basso continuo:
Siciliano – Allegro – Presto
 
Tobias Hume (v. 1569 – 1645)
Pieces for solo bass viol
Philippe Hersant (born in 1948)
Pieces for solo bass viol
 
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Tableau de l’opération de la taille (Pièces de viole, Book V 1725) [with narrator] – (Operation of the bladder)
 
Christine Plubeau, bass viol
Olivier Baumont, lute-harpsichord

Lute-harpsichord and bass viol recital


Tuesday August 1st, Musical promenades
 
Today’s two concerts give pride of place to a rather rare, original instrument: a harpsichord fitted with gut strings, and not metal ones as is usually the case. Named lute-harpsichord, or Lautenwerk in German, those instruments were known and appreciated throughout Europe, in the 17th and 18th centuries, in France, as well as Italy or Germany (Johann Sebastian Bach owned two such instruments).
The works chosen for these two concerts highlight the magnificent timbre of the instrument, first played solo then in conversation with the viol.
Mirroring each other, the two programmes offer German pieces (Bach, first, with the suite in E minor BWV 996, specifically written for the Lautenwerk, then Telemann and Abel). Contemporary pieces follow, duelling with more ancient works (Hersant with Hume, and Beffa with Le Bret). The concerts end with pieces sustained by the participation of a narrator (Corrette and Marais).
Olivier Baumont
 
Olivier Baumont
If he quickly gained recognition through his musicianship, his keen sense of communication (as in lectures, radio and TV programmes), his obvious enjoyment of on-stage performance, his eagerness to extend to other arts his fondness for the 17th and 18th centuries all make him a multifaceted artist, much acclaimed and sought after worldwide.
Regularly praised by the international press, his discography includes some forty releases: the complete harpsichord works of J.P Rameau and François Couperin, recordings dedicated to Bach, Handel, Purcell, or again to Russian and American composers of the Age of Enlightenment. He has recently released a recording of the works of J.S. Bach for lute-harpsichord.
A theatre enthusiast, he enjoys working with actors. His adaptation of Diderot’s Le Neveu de Rameau has met undeniable success since its creation.
An educator to the core, Olivier Baumont is the harpsichord teacher at the Paris CNSMD.
 
Christine Plubeau
She studies viola da gamba at The Hague Royal Conservatory where she receives a soloist diploma.
Back in France, she joins various ensembles, Les Folies Françoises (dir. P. Cohën-Akenine), Les Éléments (J. Suhubiette), La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy (dir. J.C. Malgoire), L’Arpeggiata (dir. C. Pluhar)…
She also has a career as a soloist and chamber musician, often collaborating with such instrumentalists and singers as O. Baumont, Ph. Jaroussky, Patricia Petitbon…
She is invited at the most prestigious festivals, both in France (Ambronnay, La Chaise-Dieu, Beaune…) and abroad (USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Lebanon…)
Equally attracted by contemporary music, she has contributed to the creation of works by Ph. Fenelon and Ph. Hersant.
She teaches at the Pôle Supérieur Aubervilliers-La Courneuve, at the Conservatoire de Paris 7 and the Grenoble CRR.
Besides, she is a laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.
 

Libre-cours lecture by Marc Dumont : Musiques des oiseaux


He has always combined his two passions: History and Music. During his studies first (Ecole Normale Supérieure and Agrégation in History), then through teaching and writing (press articles as well as stage events), but also – and above all- as a radio journalist. From TSF 93, a privately-owned station, he soon moved to the vast Maison ronde of Radio France: Radio Bleue, France Culture and France Musique. This is where, between 1987 and 2014, he presented hundreds of concerts and hosted countless programmes: from « Grands Compositeurs » to « Horizons Chimériques », from « Matins des Musiciens » to « Présentez la facture » or « les Visiteurs d’Histoire. »
After his eviction from Radio France, in June 2014, he hosted « Les Grands Classiques », a Sud-Radio daily programme, for one season. Since then, he has devoted his time to countless conferences and events, regularly at La Philharmonie de Paris, but also at The Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, in Strasbourg, Besançon or Pontoise.
Last November, both author and narrator, he set up a stage show around Rachmaninov’s second concerto in the main hall of La Philharmonie de Paris.