Forma Antiqva
The San Jeronimo Monastery
Saturday 30 June 12:00 Chamber music

Artists

Forma Antiqva

Lucy Crowe, sopran

Núria Rial, sopran

Aarón Zapico, harpsichord and direction

Programme

François Couperin

Leçons de ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint

On the 350 anniversary of the birth of François Couperin (1668-1733)

Duration: 60mins (without interval)

Forma Antiqva reflects on the 350th anniversary of François Couperin, one of the great French composers of the 18th century. They perform his Leçons de Ténèbres, a sublime work which summarises the Baroque spirituality of France under the Sun King. The vision of Aarón Zapico, director of the Ensemble, offers a fresh and revised perspective of this piece which comprises historic rigor of the score together with the beauty and musicality of Couperin’s work.