Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu


  • event type:Concert
  • date:12 May 2018
  • time:21:00
  • city/area:London
  • venue:Saint John's Smith Square
  • country:United Kingdom
  • style(s):Indian Classical, Baroque
  • event posted by:Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu


Two cultures, two religions, a common poetry... Marking the death of Christ, François Couperin’s three Tenebrae settings are based on a poetic and sombre text imbued with solitude. In North and South India, the night also has its musical homage, through the râga of darkness. Thus, this concert alternates the work of the composer of Louis XIV with a râga from the traditional Indian repertoire. The melismas of the bansuri flute will alternate with the two baroque sopranos, in a haunting and aerial dialogue. In this concert French and British musicians come together from both the Western and Indian classical traditions.