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As a guest in Madame de Pompadour’s salon

As the “queen of rococo” she was one of the most famous women of her day: Madame de Pompadour. Under the title “L’Art et l’Amour” Götz Teutsch will devote himself in these Philharmonische Salons to Madame de Pompadour’s Versailles, including music by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Michel Corrette and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Concerto Melante will perform, while the speaker is actor Gerd Wameling.

Gerd Wameling Speaker

Concerto Melante playing historical instruments

Götz Teutsch Progamme Supervision

Madame de Pompadour – L’Art et l’Amour, Versailles c. 1764

Compositions by Laurent-René Ferrand, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Michel Corrette and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Texts by Madame de Pompadour, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Charles Georges Leroy, Leopold Mozart, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jean-Baptiste de Gresset, Marquise de Créquy and Friedrich Melchior Grimm

Dates and Tickets

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 4 p.m.

Kammermusiksaal

Introduction: 3:00 pm

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 4 p.m.

Kammermusiksaal

Introduction: 3:00 pm

Programme

As the “queen of rococo” she was one of the most famous women of her day: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, dame Le Normant d’Étiolles, marquise de Pompadour, duchesse de Menars – in brief: Madame de Pompadour. Her name stands for beauty, cleverness, sophistication and stylish extravagance, and she is associated with one of Europe’s most glamorous eras. She shaped her time with outstanding artistic taste; it has gone down in art history as the “pompadour style”. Famous painters and sculptors created countless works and other court artists provided tapestries, furniture and valuable bronzes for the numerous apartments, palaces and castles such as Versailles, Bellevue, Champs, Crécy, Evreux and Ménars (to name just a few that the marquise purchased, furnished and inhabited).

Thanks to her intelligence and her spirit, she was an inspiring lady of society for both Louis XV and Voltaire. She became the centre of intellectual life in France. Through her influence on the king, she – last but not least – played a key role in the course of politics in Europe. Under the title “L’Art et l’Amour” Götz Teutsch will devote himself in these Philharmonische Salons to Madame de Pompadour’s Versailles – including music by Laurent-René Ferrand, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Michel Corrette and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Concerto Melante and Cordelia Höfer (pianoforte) will play; Gerd Wameling will read texts by Madame de Pompadour, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Charles-Georges Leroy, Leopold Mozart, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and others.

Gerd Wameling
Concerto Melante

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