Le Poéme Harmonique | Music for a Young King: The Louvre 1600-1650
Music for a Young King: The Louvre 1600-1650
Imagine the Louvre, which now attracts visitors from across the globe, in the illustrious
reigns of Henry IV, Louis XIII and the young Louis XIV. Versailles was still a hamlet and
the seat of kings was embedded in the heart of Paris, between the murmuring Seine
and the rumbling suburbs. Life, song and dance centered on the palace where each
day was lived to the rhythm of the most refined and exquisite music.
From one score to the next, drawing on works by Lully, Charpentier, Moulinié, Cavalli
and popular songs from its award-winning album, Aux marches du Palais, Le Poème
Harmonique tells the fabulous story of the world’s most famous palace from 1600 – 1650.