Le Jardin des Plaisirs

Plaisirs de Musique (NL/FRA/CZ)

Tuesday 23rd July 18.00
Tyrvään Pappila Amfitheatre

The love story of an English Lady and a Frenchman

On Tuesday, in the garden amphitheatre of Tyrvään Pappila, we meet two lovers: a Frenchman (counter-tenor Jean-Sébastien Beauvais) and an English Lady (soprano Laila Catherine Neuman), whose love (told in songs from c. 1600) is frustrated by distance and division (or perhaps by their lutenist, Jan Cizmár).

Laila Cathleen Neuman - soprano
Jean-Sébastien Beauvais - countertenor
Corina Marti - recorder
Jan Cizmár - lute

Musically the programme is a free choice of songs and texts from the pens of English and French authors of the late 17th and early 18th centuries (the story is set in 1697). Occasional deviations (such as Flow my teares from 1600) are inspired only by the desire to enrich the programme with the most appropriate emotion.

Le Jardin des Plaisirs
Cabinet scene

Joseph Chabanceau de la Barre (1633 - 1678) "Si c´est un bien que l´espérance"
(Airs à deux parties, avec les seconds couplets en diminution, Paris 1669)
Henry VIII (1491 - 1547) "My Mistress and my friend" (from a letter to Anne Boleyn)

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) "Ah! how sweet it is to love" (from the play Tyrannick Love, or the Royal Martyr) - Text: John Dryden, 1631 - 1700
Pierre Corneille (1606 - 1684) "Mon cher fils" (from Le Cid, act 1, scene 5)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - 1704) "Percé jusques au fond du coeur" (Airs sur les stances du Cid) - Text: Pierre Corneille, 1606 - 1684

John Eccles (1668 - 1735) "I burn, my brain consumes to ashes"

John Dowland (1562 - 1626) "Flow my tears" (The Second Book of Songs or Ayres, London 1600)

Garden scene

Jacques Hotteterre (1674 - 1763) "Pourquoy, doux rossignol" ( air de Jean-Baptiste de Bousset)
Henry Purcell Musical interlude (1659 - 1695) "Dear pretty youth" (from the play The Tempest or The Enchanted Island) - Text: Thomas Shadwell, c. 1642 - 1692
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) "My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand" (from the play Romeo & Juliet, act 1, scene 5)
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) "Now the maids and the men" (from the play Fairy Queen, dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa)
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)"She loves, and she confesses too" (from the play The Mistress) - Text: Abraham Cowley, 1618 - 1667
Henry Lawes (1595 - 1662) "A Dialogue upon a Kiss" (The treasury