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THE ROYAL FLUTES: Music from the Court of Louis XIV
Barthold Kuijken, Immanuel Davis and Guests - In Recital
EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION [EMF] presents Belgian and American colleagues in a duo-recital of 18th-century French transverse flute duets and trio-sonatas. Virtuoso baroque flutists Barthold Kuijken and Immanuel Davis are joined by viola da gambist Arnie Tanimoto and harpsichordist Donald Livingston in a program of French music from the time of Louis XIV. The flute was experiencing a newfound popularity with audiences and was considered one of the most fashionable instruments. For this program of works by Couperin, Hotteterre, Clérambault and Marais, Mr. Kuijken and Mr. Davis are playing Hotteterre-styled flutes at the luxuriously low pitch of A=392 (a whole-step below our modern A). The mellow sounds of these wood flutes create an atmosphere of blending sounds that will sooth and tantalize the listener's ear.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
77 Central Park West at 68th Street, New York, NY 10023
EM/NY's new, “best kept secret,” Lincoln Square performance venue —
Near Lincoln Center, the First Church of Christ, Scientist faces Central Park at 68th St. and is reached via the M72, M10 and Columbus Avenue M7 & M11 bus lines; subways C to 72nd at Central Park West (70th St. exit) and the #1 to 66th at Broadway. Parking garages are available along West 68th and 66th Streets.
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