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Apr 4


7:00 PM–9:00 PM


From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance/Panel Discussion:

From Heaven to Hell:  The Drama of the French Baroque

A performance by Mango Baroque with spoken commentary

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This program presents the rich, sublime, sometimes terrifying extremes of French music in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Soprano Marguerite Krull is joined by period instrumentalists Dongmyung Ahn (baroque violin), David Bakamjian (baroque cello), and Rebecca Cypess (harpsichord) in performing little-known cantatas and instrumental music with spoken commentary.  The program includes works by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Johann Jacob Froberger, Jean Bodin de Boismortier, and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.  Julia Doe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Columbia, will provide commentary in discussion with the musicians.

Music Program:

Sonata in D minor from Sonates pour le viollon et pour le clavecin (1707) by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665–1729)

 Adam from Cantates françoises, sur des sujets tirez de l'Ecriture book II (1711) by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Suite in D major (1660), Méditation faite sur ma mort future...Memento mori Froberger? by Johann Jacob Froberger (1616–1667)


Sonata in G major, Op. 50, No. 2 (1734) by Jean Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755)

Médée from Cantates françoises à I. et II. Voix (1710) by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676–1749)


This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Department of Music.

From Heaven to Hell: The Drama of the French Baroque