Date(s) - 04/26/2018
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
La Maison Française of NYU
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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’ 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.