Le Chant du rossignol

Soirée for Two Harpsichords
on the Theme of the Four Elements and Bird Chirping

Sunday 24. 07. 2022 | 19.30 Břevnov Monastery
Markétská 1, Praha 6
With intermission


Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Concerto in F major „The Cockoo and the Nightingale“ (transcription)
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
Le Rappel des oiseaux
François d’Agincourt (1684–1758)
Le Colin Maillard
Les Dances provençales
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694–1772)
Le Coucou
François Couperin (1668–1733)
Allemande à deux clavecins
La Juillet
Les Fauvètes plaintives
Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)
Les Élements (selection, transcription):
Le Cahos – Loure I (La Terre et L’Eau) – Chaconne (Le Feu) – Ramage (L’Air) – Loure II – Sicilienne – Caprice
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Concerto for 2 harpsichords in C Major



The harpsichord literally conquered the Baroque world as a quintessential part of musical productions. Its gentle and chiming sound is destined to imitate the voices of nature! The programme of Sunday’s concert in the Theresian Hall of the Břevnov Monastery will be repleted with sounds from the world of animals and the elements. Its protagonists will be two harpsichord masters – Aapo Häkkinen and Marcos Magalhães.


The interpretative skills of these two virtuosos will focus on selected soundscapes popular among 17th and 18th century composers throughout Europe. Among them we will find, for example, the singing of the nightingale, warbler or cuckoo, country dances and games, as well as the powerful quartet of earth, water, fire and air.


Břevnov Monastery

Markétská 1, Praha 6

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