Concert: Couperin, “Lessons of Darkness”


Couperin - ©Pawel Stelmach


As part of the Musicales de Normandie

New place and remarkable site of the festival, we will have the pleasure of (re)discovering the Saint-Denis church in Sainte-Adresse. Legend has it that Lully was Louis XIV’s favorite musician: during the first part of his reign, the talent but above all the skill of the Florentine effectively earned him the lion’s share… Other composers, more discreet, were able to captivate the music-loving monarch. Lalande will thus take over from Lully, mainly for sacred music, when Couperin will be one of the musicians closest to the king: a magnificent harpsichordist, he plays in the Palace at the request of the sovereign. Lalande like Couperin will flee the opera genre to prefer the intimacy of chamber music and the depth of sacred works. Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres pays a splendid tribute to Corelli and to Italian writing, as well as to the art of French singing, of which it constitutes an absolute peak. Five performers from the Correspondances ensemble will convey through their voices and their instruments the beauty of these sacred pieces among the most famous of the 18th century.

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien DAUCÉ, organ and harpsichord; Caroline WEYNANTS, soprano; Perrine DEVILLERS, soprano; Mathilde VIALLE, viola da gamba; Thibaut ROUSSEL, theorbo.


  • Base rate : 15,00€
  • Reduced rate : 12,00€
    (Pour les étudiants et demandeurs d’emploi)
  • Free :
    (Pour les moins de 18 ans)


Concert: Couperin, “Lessons of Darkness”
2 Rue Delarbre

Tel. 07 61 24 70 41


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