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Corrette: Concerto comique No. 25 in G MInor

Michel Corrette
Concerto comique No. 25 in G Minor
Edited by Reinhard Goebel
Corrette: Concerto comique No. 25 in G MInor
Score + Part(s) (2009)
8.5x11, Score: vi + 21 pp.; Part: 6 pp.

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Performance Parts

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Orchestral Parts (2009)
Set of 11 parts: 1000 0000 33220
France did not participate fully in the formation of the concerto genre at the end of the seventeenth century, as the country had been hampered by the restrictive artistic policies of Louis XIV. However, the concerto found a public venue in Paris with the establishment in 1725 of the Concert Spirituel, whose performances took place at the Tuileries Palace through September 1789. This location may be why nearly everything from the archives of the concert series that had not been previously published is irretrievably lost. In October 1789, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the dauphin were taken prisoner at Tuileries, and the castle had to be cleared in a hurry; the loss of the sheet music collection came at the latest on 10 August 1792, when revolutionaries forced their way into the palace and massacred seven hundred people.
The last of the twenty-five concertos comiques of Michel Corrette dates from 1773. The opening movement parodies and varies the “Air des Sauvages” from Les Indes galantes by Jean Philippe Rameau, and the finale is based on a popular dance tune. Between these old-fashioned, straightforward movements stands a dainty setting of an air from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Le Devin du village.
I. Les Sauvages: Allegro
II. Quand on scait aimer et plaire: Andante
III. La Furstemberg: Allegro
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