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    I have to admit, listening to French Baroque music isn't going to increase my song-list,
    but I am learning a lot about the evolution of the instruments they used during this period.
    This woman is saying the Baroque era is between 1600 and 1750, dating it that way.
    Looking closely at this instrument, I was wondering if it was a barn find.
    Symphony musicians are too shy about their own music and instruments.
    If this woman described how this instrument came into her life...
    how she paid for it and why it means so much to her after all this time...
    I'm sure the bow is worth a separate story all by itself.

    This video makes me think I'm hearing the voice of the woman who created this thread.
    ...ooooo!...but somehow... I'm thinking she'd be pronouncing baroque a little different.


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    This French baroque song and its lyrics are so beautiful and sad that I can hardly bear to listen to them. The French lyrics are printed on the video. The situation is that the King chooses a devoted wife to be his mistress - her husband tells her she must obey - and, weeping, she eventually agrees, only to be poisoned by smelling a bouquet sent by the jealous queen.

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    Here's another French song by le Poeme Harmonique. The lyrics can be found here - https://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-fi...-daughter.html

    I'm not sure of the date - one video describes the song as being 15th century, which would make it more appopriate to my early music thread. Another places the tune to a collection of 1607, just into the baroque period. The tune is rather monotonous, though, and may be much earlier. Great story, much like the Child ballads.

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    I love French Baroque.

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    Here's a fabulous Lully Video that I learned about on Talk Classical - it has most of my favourite bits on it too. Lully - so lively, so lyrical, so lovely.

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    I don't know as much about Rameau as I could wish. Most of the cognoscenti place him above Lully and I have known one eminent poster, on Talk Classical, who preferred him to Bach.
    This one, though, is a sure-fire winner - and I love the sight of all the violinists beavering away with their baroque bows.

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