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Les gr̢ces РJune 2, 2013

Works by Corelli, Antonia Bembo, Couperin, Stuck, and others (including some arias performed by no one else in the modern world that I dug out of dusty libraries)At the turn of the 18th century, Paris went wild for anything that sounded “Italian.” Contemporaries complained that Italian-inspired genres like the sonata or cantata were literally “springing up under ones feet”! From imported works by actual Italians to Italian-inspired pieces by French composers, this program explores the Italian fashions that tickled Parisian ears.

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distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

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