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Lully Prologue: Ouverture

Watch the Brandenburg Ensemble perform Jean-Baptiste Lully's bold and majestic Prologue: Ouverture to Cadmus et Hermione, LWV 49 as a part of the concert series Ayres & Graces.

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PROGRAM NOTES

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

PROLOGUE: OUVERTURE TO CADMUS ET HERMIONE, LWV 49

In 1673 the French nobility witnessed the première of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione, the first ever tragédie en musique, a genre invented by the composer himself.

A master of elegance and decorum at the height of his powers, Lully opened his novel work with a bold, majestic French ouverture, another musical form he pioneered in the 1650s. The ouverture is made up of two parts – one slow in dotted rhythms, and one fast in fugal style.

Program Notes © Melissa Farrow, Joanna Butler & Hugh Ronzani, 2020
Image Credit: Keith Saunders, 2020


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Musicians

Paul Dyer AO Artistic Director
Melissa Farrow*
 Baroque flute & recorder
Mikaela Oberg Baroque flute & recorder
Rafael Font Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola
Anton Baba Baroque cello & viola da gamba
Tommie Andersson* Theorbo, Baroque guitar & archlute

*Denotes Core Brandenburg Musician

Image Credit: Keith Saunders, 2020

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Video Director Oliver Miller
Sound Engineer Richard Hundy
Imagery Design Silvana Azzi Heras & Paul Dyer
Video & Sound Editor Oliver Miller
Lighting Design Sophie Pekbilimli

Image Credit: Keith Saunders, 2020

From our Presenting Partner APA Group

APA is proud to support Ayres & Graces. Arts and entertainment are important to Australia’s diverse culture and economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic these sectors and the artists, musicians, creatives and makers at its core, have been particularly hard hit. Innovation like this online series of recitals is evidence of their innovation and resilience. It will sustain and broaden audiences for this music long into the future.

Image Credit: Katelyn Jane-Dunn, 2020

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