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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

De Bonne Guerre Music about the Quarrel of the Buffoons

Montréal, April 2014 - Pallade Musica is proud to present its third concert in its 2013-2014 Montréal season. The concert relates to the famous “Quarrel of the Buffoons” which ruptured in 1752 and divided Parisians into two camps. On one side were the defenders of French music, gathered around Jean-Philippe Rameau. 

On the other side, the supporters of Italian music rallied around the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Despite virulent pamphlets claiming the superiority of one style of music over the other, there was no real winner in the quarrel, even after two years of heated debate. Our concert program brings together the brightest stars of the two sides: Lully, Rameau, Couperin, Rousseau, Blavet, Pergolesi and Leo. The event will also celebrate the launch of Pallade Musica’s first CD on the ATMA label “Verso Venezia.” CDs will be available at the concert !

Date: Sunday April 27, 2014, 2pm
Place: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
400, Saint-Paul Est, Old Montréal
Metro: Champ-de-Mars, Autobus: 129, 14, 55, 30
Tickets: Free admission, suggested donation
Information: Tel. 514-526-5866,
Pallade Musica and La Chamaille in collaboration
Tanya LaPerrière, violin
Elinor Frey, violoncello
Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord
Esteban La Rotta, theorbo
Anne Thivierge, traverso
Alexis Risler, archlute

Pallade Musica (Athena’s Music) brings together four of Montreal's most promising Early Music performers.

Grand Prize winners at the EMA Baroque Performance Competition in 2012, the quartet consists of Tanya LaPerrière, Baroque violon, Elinor Frey, Baroque cello, Esteban La Rotta, theorbo, and Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord. Based on dedicated research and continuous exploration, Pallade Musica’s performances are acclaimed for their expressive and elegant interpretations, earning praise for their “tremendous ensemble sense” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and “spectacular virtuosity” (Tom Strini Blog). The members of Pallade Musica regularly appear with leading early music ensembles all over the world, while also pursuing careers as soloists and teachers. Pallade Musica recorded “Verso Venezia,” its first CD on the ATMA label. The CD features music of Castello, Legrenzi, and Merula, and will be released April 2014.

The early music ensemble La Chamaille is devoted to the vast repertoire of the Renaissance and baroque periods (1500-1750). Directed by the lutenist Alexis Risler and the flutist Anne Thivierge, La Chamaille is a variable geometry ensemble whose numbers can be tailored to suit any event. La Chamaille is currently presenting its 10th season and has presented over 25 different productions since its debut.

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