Jeudis musicaux program for January 6th
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
Audite coeli quae loquor
Emmanuelle Haïm, the first conductor in residence with the CMBV, will be directing a programme devoted to Lalande’s grands motets at the next Jeudis musicaux season and will run a masterclass on the French cantata.
Emmanuelle Haïm, a world class Baroque figure and director of Le Concert d’Astrée, has been dubbed ‘Ms. Dynamite of French Baroque’ by the British press. She is the first female conductor in residence to perform for the next two seasons with the CMVC. She will be directing a programme devoted to Michel-Richard de Lalande, superintendent of the Musique du Roi and certainly the most prolific composer of grands motets at the court in Versailles. Emmanuelle Haïm will be presenting two little-known early works by Lalande - Deitatis majestatem and Audite coeli quae loquor (the latter referring to the Last Judgment, a biblical episode rarely set to music in the Baroque era). A gifted teacher and inspired transmitter of her love of music, Emmanuelle Haïm will also be running a masterclass and workshop devoted to the rich, emblematic 17th and 18th genre - the French cantata.