Although famous in his day, the music of French baroque composer Jean-Joseph de Mondonville has, nowadays, mostly been forgotten.
What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal--sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Ensemble Zefiro explores Bach's associations with France, and the incorporation of the French style into his music.