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From d’Hervelois to Bach to Mozart – welcome aboard, as we go from Zero to 1800

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Presumed portrait of composer Louis de Caix d’Hervelois and his daughter Marie-Anne on the “Perdessus de Viole”

It’s a trip to 17th century France to kick off this week’s “Zero to 1800”. Host Michael Kramer breaks it down for us:
“Louis de Caix D’Hervelois’ may not be familiar to you. Allow me to introduce you to the music of this French composer as we present an excerpt from his Suite in D minor, featuring Melisande Corriveau playing the “Pardessus de Viole” which means “Higher than Treble.” It’s the smallest member of the viola da gamba family – and was known as the ‘woman’s violin’ in 17th century France. The violin itself was considered too lowly an instrument at the time to be appropriate for women!

“We have some great Bach too – and we’ll shine a light on Mozart as Maria Joao Pires takes to the keyboard and joins some friends for the opening movement of the Piano Trio in G. And that’s just in our first hour! Join me for the whole show on the final weekend of November.”
Pianist Maria Joao Pires
 “Zero to 1800” airs Sunday mornings from 10 AM to noon on The New Classical FM.

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