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Suite, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (20’)
Suite from Les Indes Galantes (20’)
‘Alster’ Overture Suite (30’)
Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069 (20’)
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Director / Harpsichord
Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs a packed programme of beautiful and fun-filled French and German Baroque music. First off, Versailles and the court of Louis XIV, for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s suite from his humorous opera-ballet Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.
This is followed by the imaginative and sensual music of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, then over to Germany as Maxim directs Telemann’s musical depiction of Alster Lake near Hamburg – complete with cannon fire, echoes, birds, frogs and merry-making peasants. Completing the concert is JS Bach’s Suite No 4 – a set of dance pieces in the French Baroque style.
Maxim Emelyanychev is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors. Born in 1988 to a family of musicians, he studied conducting and piano in Nizhny Novgorod and then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.