La Folle Journée de Varsovie
La Danse

(12) Renaissance of Europe 


Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot
 – conductor

‘Terpsichore Musarum – Le ballet des Nations à la Renaissance’ 
Italy, at the court of the Gonzagas
Anonymous: La Morte de la Ragione, El tu tu, Giorgio, Saltarello
Spain, at the court of Philip II
Antonio De Cabezon: Diferencias sobre ‘La Dama le demanda’, Pavana con su Glosas
Gaspar Sanz: Marionas
Diego Ortiz: Romanesca
Samuel Scheidt: Paduana Dolorosa, Courant Dolorosa
Germany, at the court of Moritz von Hessen
Samuel Scheidt: Paduana Dolorosa, Courant Dolorosa
William Brade: Der Heiligberg, Der Satyrn Tantz
England, at the court of Elizabeth I
Orlando Gibbons: Pavin
Anonyim: Gallyard, Allemana d’Amour
John Dowland: The King of Denmark’s Galliard
France, at the court of Henry IV
Pierre-Francisque Caroubel: Ballet des Anglois, Passepied de Bretagne, Courantes, Volte, Bourrée d’Avignon

This is the eighth time already that La Folle Jourée is held in Warsaw. The music festival is addressed to everybody, without exception. What should you expect? Over 1000 artists and more than 50 concerts over only three days. Where? At the Teatr Wielki’s different spaces and on the Teatralny Square. The programme includes a variety of original musical pieces spanning different epochs: you will hear compositions by Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, and Piazzolla performed by world-class Polish and international artists. The theme of this year’s edition is dance, or ‘la danse’ in French. In the words of René Martin, the festival’s artistic director, ‘Dance, especially folk dance, has played a very important role in the development of classical music. If you listen carefully to famous concertos and symphonies, you’ll find elements of dance everywhere. Folk tradition has greatly influenced the oeuvre of all composers’. 

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