Concerts from the Library of Congress

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021

Concert Available at 8:00 PM (ET)

You can also watch the premiere on Facebook and chat with Music Division curators and other guests (possibly including the artists!) from 8pm-9:30pm (ET).

Conversation with Sébastien Daucé

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Night, the world of myth and the mysteries of love are the subjects of this beautiful concert evoking an evening at the court of Louis XIII at the Palace of the Louvre. Sébastien Daucé leads an ensemble of nine singers and nine instrumentalists—a consort of viols, recorder, lute and chitarrone—from this distinguished French period orchestra, renowned for impeccable and award-winning recordings of 17th-century music. The artists bring to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Étienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of ballet.

“Les Plaisirs du Louvre”

  • François de Chancy: Allemande en Sol
  • Antoine Boësset: Dialogue d’Orphée, sa troupe & des Hamadryades qu’ils attirent
  • Antoine Boësset: Noires Forêts, Demeures Sombres
  • Pierre Guédron: Cesse mortel d’importuner (Juste mespris de saincte Agnez)
  • François de Chancy: Allemande en Ut
  • Pierre Guédron: Quels tourments rigoureux (Le Purgatoire)
  • Antoine Boësset: Bien loin profanes de ces lieux (Concert des Nymphes des bois) 
  • Antoine Boësset: Me veux-tu voir mourir trop aimable inhumaine
  • Jacques Champion de Chambonnières: L’Entretien des Dieux
  • Étienne Moulinié: O doux Sommeil que tes songes aimables
  • Antoine Boësset: Je perds le repos et les sens
  • Étienne Moulinié: Rompez les charmes du sommeil (Air de la Ridicule) 
  • Étienne Moulinié: Il sort de nos corps emplumés (Concert de différents oyseaux)
  • Louis Constantin: Les Suisses, Les Suissesses
  • Louis XIII: Les Gascons
  • Antoine Boësset: Ce roi vainqueur de nos malheurs (Pour le Roy) 
  • Louis Constantin: Mr de Liancourt, Les Valets de la Faiste
  • Antoine Boësset: Quelle merveilleuse aventure 
  • Antoine Boësset: Conseille-moi mon cœur (David disgrâcié)
  • Louis Couperin: La Piémontoise
  • François de Chancy: Rares fleurs, vivantes peintures
  • Antoine Boësset: Je suis l’adorable Équité (Récit de la Félicité, la Justice, et les Amours)
  • Etienne Moulinié: Flores Apparuerunt

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Recorded at the Auditorium of the Louvre, this concert is being presented in cooperation with the Musée du Louvre, and is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Les Plaisirs du Louvre, © Museé du Louvre, 2020.

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