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La Guitare Napoléonienne on the Salon/Sanctuary Concert Series in NYC

  • Maison Française 16 Washington Mews New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Contemporaneously with Napoleon’s rise, “Guitaromanie” reached its height in salons throughout the French capital.

Whether for Fernando Sor’s new fantasia or Louis-Ange Carpentras’s arrangements of operas, new guitar works were entusiastically embraced, opening a new world of repertoire to the freshly empowered bourgeois musicians of post-Revolutionary era. 

Thanks to its clarity, precision, richness, and diversity, its dramatic twists and turns, this Parisian music is as fresh today as it was to the post-Ancien Régime world.

This concert is made possible in part by the generous co-sponsorship of NYU Maison Française.