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Mélisande Mcnabney: The Women Of Versailles – Harpsichord Recital



The court of Versailles was one of the rare places to employ woman musicians in the baroque period. However, if we take a closer look, we can occasionally come across a mention of a celebrated woman harpsichordist, like Miss Certain or Marie-Rose Dubois. In this harpsichord recital, Mélisande McNabney enters their universe and retraces their history in music.

Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord

•François Couperin (1668-1733)
First prelude, extrait de L’Art de toucher le clavecin.
•Jean Henry D’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Prelude (excerpt from la deuxième suite de pièces pour clavecin)
•Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
First suite de pièces de clavecin (excerpts)
•Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
La Dauphine
• Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745) /pub. Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray (1699-1782)
Fifth Suite, in C minor

Genre: classical

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