Les Talens Lyriques – Christophe Rousset director – Ann Hallenberg mezzo
Ouvertüren-Suite, TWV 55:G1 Georg Philipp Telemann
Orpheus, TWV 21:18 (excerpts) Georg Philipp Telemann
Ouvertüren-Suite, TWV 55:B5, "Völker-Ouvertüre" Georg Philipp Telemann
Le Berger Fidèle Jean-Philippe Rameau
Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, suite Jean-Philippe Rameau
What links a composer like Telemann to France? The composer’s name is often associated with Bach as one of the major figures of German Baroque and had an intimate relationship with Rameau and Clérambault’s homeland. Invited by the major virtuosos of the court, Telemann lived in Paris for eight months: a stay which afforded him international recognition. 250 years after his death, Telemann has provoked a revival of interest amongst the major performers of our era. Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques will pay homage to this amazing musician who was the ambassador of French music in his own country and composed in the French style with disconcerting ease.