Program : Works by O. Gibbons, G. Gabrieli, T. Merula, A. Gabrieli, J.-P. Sweelinck, Doctor Bull, F. Roberday, J.-H. D'Anglebert, G. Frescobaldi, J.-J. Froberger, L. Coueprin, E. Richard, J. Champion de Chambonnières, L. Rossi, J.-C.-F. Fischer, G. Böhm
Transcription of the chaconne for lute by Ennemond Gaultier
Aria detta la Frescobalda
Press round up :
"Para hacerles plena justicia (a este repertorio), hace falta un intérprete bien bregado en el estilo y, sobre todo, dotado de gran sensibilidad para eludir la sequedad, el academicismo al que esta música podría prestarse. Es el caso de la maravillosa Élisabeth Joyé, quien desnuda su alma musical en recital misceláneo —como bien indica el título — centrado en el repertorio indicado." Javier Sarría Pueyo - Scherzo
"Ci sono dei dischi, ma non sono poi tanti, che rassomigliano al loro interprete. La geniale ispirazione, il garbo delicato di Élisabeth Joyé non potevano scegliere un programma più adatto a raffigurare il suo madreperlaceo talento e la sua raffinatezza meditativa. " Ferruccio Nuzzo - GreyPanthers
March 2020 - Rather than moving to the countryside, Élisabeth Joyé chose to spend this period of solitary confinement at home in Paris. On the plus side, this gave her an opportunity to tidy up her home, her papers and, in particular, her library of scores. As she perused the pages, she found herself looking back over her life and came across some pieces that she had been playing ever since her formative years, and others which she had suggested to her pupils as part of her teaching work.
Frustrated by being unable to perform music both with and for other people, she began recording a series of daily videos to be shared with her friends, her pupils and her audience. The format of the barely three-minute sequences was dictated by the chosen medium and the listener was immersed in a world, atmosphere and emotion specific to each piece. Together, these videos now make up a major project, one that was assembled brick-by-brick.
Élisabeth began on 20th March with the series of preludes from François Couperin’s L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin. She then went on to explore a number of collections, including the Amsterdam Harpsichord Tutor (an anthology of educational pieces) and the Bauyn manuscript (the most important source in France for seventeenth century harpsichord music). On 10th May, D'Anglebert’s Chaconne du Vieux Gautier completed the series and marked the end of lockdown.
Once the lockdowns were over, with the aim of resuming her relationship with her audience, the artist had the idea of putting together two concert programmes based on the cycle as a whole. The one we find here gathers together the oldest pieces. These are short-form compositions each with an intense feel, and have been assembled on the basis of either contrast or some link between them. These favourite pieces, all of them composed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, are treasures that Élisabeth Joyé unearthed during lockdown.