MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - FRANCE: Cathedrals and Megaliths, Calvaries and Tapestries from Brittany to the Loire


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The Places

Starting from the great Cathedral of Chartres, our tour takes us to Brittany and Normandy in northern France and to Franche Comte and Burgundy. Many of the scenes chosen match closely the music of Faure, particularly his Requiem, with a wide range of images from the cavalries of Brittany, the startling architecture of Le Corbusier in his church of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, The Last Judgment by Rogier van der Weyden in Beaune, and the tapestries of Jean Lurcat at Angers.

The Music

The music chosen for this tour of France is by Gabriel Faure. It includes his Requiem, the evocative Pavane, his Sicilienne, probably originally intended as part of incidental music for Moliere's Le bourgeois gentilhomme, and the Berceuse.

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