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Music Review: Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations – ‘Terpsichore’

In France in the early 18th century, minuets, sarabandes, and gigues were written to be literally danced to, sometimes by popular professional dancers. Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations recall those days with music by Telemann and Jean-Fery Rebel.

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Concert Review: Four Nations Ensemble and Sherezade Panthaki – ‘Fête Galante’ (NYC, 17 May 2018)

Fête Galante: The Anatomy of Melancholy with soprano Sherezade Panthaki and the Four Nations Ensemble with illustrated talks by Tav Holmes at the Italian Academy in New York on May 17, 2018. (COPYRIGHT: Benjamin Chasteen for ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts)

The music of the Fête Galante-era composers like Jean-Marie Leclair counteracted the grand style of their predecessors, just as Watteau's paintings of regular people enjoying simple pleasures in the outdoors contrasted with the heavy subject matter of the art he'd grown up with.

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