A “panorama of the French cantata… But also of all the human emotions that we can feel in the music of the baroque”. It is in these terms that the young and brilliant harpsichordist Justin Taylor describes the first album, in Alpha, the soprano Eva Zaïcik. A disk where it is, with his consort, one of the main implementers.

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It must be said that the soprano, discovered in large part during the last Victoires de la musique where she was named revelation lyric, collaborates today with the major French groups specialized in the baroque repertoire. Former Master of Notre-Dame de Paris, where she was in a good school under the baton of Lionel Sow, she was still the last weekend in Versailles, to the sides of the ensemble Pygmalion Raphaël Pichon, in the Vespers of the Virgin of Monteverdi. Is a friend of les Arts Florissants (she participated, moreover, in his academy of the Garden of Voices). As Vincent Dumestre and his Poème Harmonique .

Cantatas French

But she was found by Justin Taylor and his Consort accomplices of choice to explore the maze, known as unsung, from the French baroque. A group with which she confesses to having “grown a lot” in recent years. And that allows it to cover, with a rare sense of listening, style, and affect, the wide range of passions is covered by the cantatas in French. Whether it is through more masterpieces of Clérambault and Montéclair, two of the leading masters of the genre. Or thumbnails that are the “cantatiles” forgotten of Louis-Antoine Lefebvre, whose very dramatic Come on dear shadow lends its title to this album. As many characters varied that the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition ready her tone as warm as bright. An exquisite gallery of portraits in color by the superb sense of contrast and melodic line of the Consort.

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A directory that the five young musicians will have in heart to defend this week to the scene, in the case of the Salle Cortot and at the invitation of the producer Philippe Maillard. In the meantime to find Justin Taylor, this time alone on stage, always at the invitation of Philippe Maillard, but at the Théâtre Grévin, in one of the summits of the repertoire for harpsichord: the Goldberg Variations of Jean-Sebastian Bach.

Book your reservation Affects Baroque on Ticketac

Salle Cortot 78, rue Cardinet, in the Seventeenth arrondissement of Paris
Tel.: 01 48 24 16 97.
Date: the 19 of February at 20h 30.
Seating: from 15 to 38 €.