La Guitare Napoléonienne: French Music for Early Romantic Guitar

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La Guitare Napoléonienne: French Music for Early Romantic Guitar

Time: April 26, 2018 from 7pm to 8:15pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 18887184253
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, in collaboration with La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Apr 16

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Pascal Valois, Early Romantic Guitar

Contemporaneously with Napoleon’s rise, “Guitaromanie” reached its height in salons throughout the French capital.

Whether for Fernando Sor’s new fantasia or Louis-Ange Carpentras’s arrangements of operas, new guitar works were entusiastically embraced, opening a new world of repertoire to the freshly empowered bourgeois musicians of post-Revolutionary era.

Thanks to its clarity, precision, richness, and diversity, its dramatic twists and turns, this Parisian music is as fresh today as it was to the post-Ancien Régime world.

This concert is presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and made possible in part by the generous co-sponsorship of NYU Maison Française.

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