Works of French composers: Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, Mademoiselle Duval, Hélène-Louise Demars, Julie Pinel et Françoise Charlotte de Saint-Nectaire.
Contemporary creation of Émilie Girard-Charest for Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu.
From the beginning of the 17th century onwards, music and the arts formed a fundamental part of the education of all well-born young women in France. Le Parnasse au féminin is a programme designed around the works of women composers from the French Enlightenment, such as the tragédie lyrique Céphale et Procris by Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, a protégée of Louis XIV, or Les Génies, an opéra-ballet by Mademoiselle Duval. Lighter works by Françoise de Saint-Nectaire, Julie Pinel and Hélène-Louise Demars, three women composers whose audaciousness rewarded them well-deserved recognition. As a modern echo, these works will be interspersed with the movements from a specially commissioned work by composer Émilie Girard-Charest.
Gabrielle Oliveira Guyon
Traduction : Delphine-Anne-Rousseau