Theotime Langlois de Swarte (photo Marco Borggreve)

Brotherly in baroque

Théotime Langlois de Swarte + Justin Taylor
Sun 4 May 2025 21:00 - 22:30
Sun 4 May 2025
21:00 - 22:30
  • Sun 4 May 2025
    21:00 - 22:30
    Grote Zaal


Gabriel Dubuisson Prélude
François Francoeur Adagio, Courante and Rondeau from Violin Sonata No. 6
François Couperin Les barricades mystérieuses
François Francoeur Le théâtre s’obscurcit, on entend le tonnerre
François Francoeur Le théâtre s’éclaire
Louis Francoeur Largo
Louis Francoeur Premier & second airs
François Francoeur Gavotte pour les muses et les plaisirs
François Francoeur 2ème air
François Francoeur Adagio and Presto from Violin Sonata No. 10
Pancrace Royer La marche des Scythes
Henry Eccles Grave and Courant from Sonata in G minor
Henry Purcell Music for a while
Henry Eccles Vivace from Sonata in G Minor
Alessandro Marcello Largo
Arcangelo Corelli La Follia, parts from Sonatas Op. 5


Théotime Langlois de Swarte violin
Justin Taylor clavecin

Unearthed gems 

‘They look like brothers,’ Gramophone wrote about the engaging duo Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Justin Taylor. These young pioneers of early music are filling concert halls around the globe with their inquisitive interpretations of familiar repertoire and unearthed gems from the past. This time, the Baroque era is in the spotlight. While Purcell and Corelli are familiar names to many, it’s high time that Henry Eccles and Pancrace Royer receive their due recognition as well.

François and Louis Francoeur were real brothers. One was le cadet (the youngest), the other le fils aîné (the firstborn), and both wrote music you can’t sit still to. Corelli’s La Follia is one of the most famous melodies of the Baroque period, if not of all time. Contrary to popular belief, Corelli did not create that melody. It is one of the oldest documented musical themes in Europe, with numerous composers incorporating it into their own compositions. Corelli wrote no less than 23 brilliant variations on it in his Violin Sonata Op. 5 No. 12.

Theotime Langlois de Swarte (photo Marco Borggreve)
Theotime Langlois de Swarte (photo Marco Borggreve)