25 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday]

L’Apothéose de Lully was François Couperin’s (1668 - 1733) homage to his great musical predecessor, Lully, and depicts the elder composer’s elevation to Mount Parnassus. On Parnassus, Lully and Corelli meet and are persuaded by Apollo that the...

3 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Monday]

Something refreshing and delightful for a Monday morning!

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764) was the most important French composer in the late baroque period. His 'Treatise on Harmony' laid down the cornerstones of theory in harmony as we know it t...

24 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/

[Vocal Saturday]

Oops I missed yesterday's post...!
Anyways, something French for today - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - 1704) was probably the 'second most important' French composer in the 17th century. His career was overshadow...

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This blog is a platform for me to share music of the 17th and 18th centuries on a daily basis. I do this out of my love for music from the period, and my passion for historically informed performances (HIP). 

/ Music of the 17th and 18th centuries / 


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