Suite in Old Style

Suite in Old Style ‘The Court Jester Amareu’
Solo viola, string quintet (or string ensemble) and harpsichord

Duration: 17’

First performance: 21st January, 2007, Homecoming Festival, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow Conservatoire. Maxim Rysanov- solo viola; Homecoming Ensemble- Boris Brovtsyn, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Kristine Blaumane

Prelude: Fanfare from the balconies and back from the hunting
Through mirrored corridors
The rose garden by moonlight
Riddle of the barrel organ player
Postlude: Hunting and finale 

Written as homage to Rameau (Amareu being the anagram of Rameau), this suite presents glimpses from everyday life at an 18th century aristocratic household: hunting, courting in the gardens, dancing and entertaining in opulent surroundings.
* Visit for video performance from Utrech International Chamber Music Festival.


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