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The first freemason composers

Sunday December 9th 2018
4 pm | 1h without intermission

Cast

La Chapelle Harmonique

Gabrielle Rubio Traverso
Evgeny Sviridov Violin
Jean-Christophe Dijoux Harpsichord

Valentin Tournet Viola da gamba and conductor

Presentation

Mozart is certainly the most famous masonic musicians, but he is far from being the first composer in the Order.

As a central unifying element, music accompanied rituals from the first years of the 18th century. During phases of admission ceremonies, passage to a higher degree or mere entertainment, it was everywhere and served to “open access to communion with the harmony of spheres.” The addition of an emotional dimension transcended the realm of reason.

In the last years of the Ancien Régime, musicians were to a certain extent, breaking free from the court. The egalitarian aspect of music is shown in the larger audiences who could gain access to music through the “Sociétés de Concert”, created by patrons, often masons themselves.

Realising the importance and key role played the first free-mason musicians in the 18th century, this project aims to unveil an entire aspect of European music history as it was composed by its main proponents of the time, patrons and talented composers.


PROGRAMME

Frédéric le Grand (1690 - 1762)
Sonate n°154 en mi mineur
Grave, allegro assai, presto

Chevalier de Saint-George (1745 - 1799)
Troisième sonate pour clavier et violon obligé en sol mineur
Allegro, Rondo gracioso

N. Piccinni (1728 - 1800)
Deuxième sonate extraite des Tre sonate e une toccata per il cimbalo (1775)
Andante spiritoso, Allegro

F. Devienne (1759 - 1803)
Sonate en quatuor pour le clavecin ou le forte-piano avec accompagnement de flûte, violoncelle et alto obligés
Allegro, Adagio, Rondo moderato

T. Escaich (1965)
Cérémonial (CRÉATION MONDIALE)

W.A Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Ballet d’Idomeneo (1781)
Chaconne, Larghetto, Chaconne, Pas seul de Mr Le Grand

Marango Room

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Prices

Catégorie 3

15€ to 18€
Web Carte CVS
15€
Web Tarif -26 ans
15€
Web Tarif Plein
18€

Catégorie 2

25€ to 30€
Web Carte CVS
25€
Web Tarif -26 ans
25€
Web Tarif Plein
30€

Catégorie 1

34€ to 40€
Web Carte CVS
34€
Web Tarif -26 ans
34€
Web Tarif Plein
40€

Unnumbered seating in the category.

Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility.

No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). 
→ Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles website

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 40 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm).

Practical information

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→ 3rd, 2nd and 1st categories

No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.

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