Harpischord concert : Heidi Tsai performs "A Transgender Tale"

Thursday 6 April from 19:30 to 21:30

"A Transgenre Tale"
from the cross-dressing Abbot François-Timoléon de Choisy (1644-1724) and the celebration of 17th-transcriptions for the harpsichord in France
As a glance into 17th-century French literature, history, politics, music, and gender studies, this solo lecture recital is based on music inspired by and/or related to the intriguing Abbot de Choisy; a prolific author who was also a close confidant of King Louis XIV. In addition, he also led a scandalous life as Mme. Sancy / Comtesse des Barres, who attended, performed, and hosted numerous musical soirées for the nobility dressed as a woman.
Jacques-Champion de Chambonnières (1601-1672) - Pavane : L’entretien des Dieux
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) / Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629-1691)
René Mesangeau(Mézangeot) (1567-1638) / J-H. d’Anglebert - Sarabande de Mesangeau
Louis de Caix d’Hervelois (1677-1759) / arr. Heidi Tsai (1970- ) - Plainte in C Major
Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747) - Prelude in G Major
Antoine Forqueray (1681-1757) / Jean Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782)
François Couperin (1688-1733)