The UW-Madison School of Music welcomes you to a conference and recital on December 4, 2014, 7pm at the French House.
While performances of Rameau’s music waned in the years following the Revolution, it never left the repertory completely. In the years following the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), French artists like Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Fauré were eager to demonstrate that France, like Germany, possessed a rich and lively musical tradition. They turned to Rameau, with Saint-Saëns overseeing a lavish critical edition of his works.
Music historians Susan Cook, Allison Bloom, and Erin Brooks will discuss France’s renewed interest in Rameau and Baroque opera, while art historian Michael Jay McClure will talk about renewed fascination with visual arts from the earlier period. Chelsie Propst and Jennifer Hedstrom will perform mélodie repertory from the turn of the twentieth century.
Part of the “Rediscovering Rameau” music festival.