Thematic Fridays

Music at the Courts of the Ancien Régime

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Art and music as symbols of power, but also as sources of scholarly delight. Both premises were combined in the most intimate courtly spaces, inhabited by exquisite music and refined composers at the privileged service of a monarch. Seven representative examples in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Europe; seven courts of very different sizes, but all governed by music-loving kings and queens for whom music was more than a simple pastime.

Concerts in this series