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French Fables: Theorbo and Viola da Gamba

Sunday 12th May 2024 , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Samuel Ng viola da gamba

Kristiina Watt theorbo

Step into Bledlow’s stunning 12th Century Church for an intimate programme of French Baroque music paired with the fables of Jean de La Fontaine. The form of the fable has long been used as a storytelling device, but also as a way of teaching moral lessons.

Jean de La Fontaine’s fables were dedicated to the grandson of Louis XIV, who was responsible for the illustrious repertoire coming out of France during the Baroque period; these fables, along with the facsimiles that Samuel and Kristiina play from, have become 17th Century time capsules.

And while your ears are treated to a feast of music and stories to whisk you away to France, give your tastebuds the same treatment with French pastries to accompany your afternoon coffee…

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Church End
Bledlow, Princes Risborough,HP27 9PDUnited Kingdom
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