Les Arts Florissants
Airs Serieux et a Boire
William Christie, director
May 1, 2015
Songs by Michel Lambert, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, François Couperin, Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre, Honoré d'Ambruys
Les Arts Florissants, one of the world's most respected early music groups and currently the Baroque musical ensemble-in-residence at the Theatre de Caen in Caen, France, presents a program of late 17th-century French airs. Love, loss, and licentiousness are some of the earthly themes explored in these works, originally performed in the court of Louis XIV.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]