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Early Music Concerts 2010-2011: (FR) Les Oiseaux : Couperin, Haendel, Vivaldi (La Symphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne Concert) (2011 April 29-30)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2011

Birdsong has inspired many composers, and the flute was chosen as the perfect tool to illustrate this theme in music.The imitation of the nightingale, the cuckoo, goldfinch's gave birth to beautiful sonatas, concertos, cantatas and arias from operas.

Not content to imitate the vocalizations of birds, we even tried to teach them to sing. With the help of small flutes called bird whistles, we learned little tunes from domesticated birds by approaching their cages in the dark.

In our concert, texts from the naturalist Buffon will be cited in order to discuss the different species of birds and their singing.

Hugo Reyne, equipped with its various whistles, and with the help of singer Stephanie Révidat and four other musicians, will provide you with a pleasant trip to the land of chirping, trilling and "cooing".

For more information visit the  La Symphonie du Marais - Hugo Reyne website. (French language description of the concert.)