REMA promotes a huge variety of ways to be involved in Early Music, both nationally and internationally. News, Events, Meetings. Everything you need to know about REMA and its members activities. More than 45 years ago, Saintes lived a double renaissance: one of the Abbaye aux Dames and the other of early music with the creation of the music festival. Nowadays, the artistic direction, entrusted to Stephan Maciejewski, opens up to more contemporary music styles, but Bach and, more broadly, early music, still have their special place in the programme. Far from fashions and dogmas, the festival invites new interpretations of masterpieces to renew the creative approach. Propositions to enjoy the festival with your family. Jun 25 , Thank you!
Around , the Abbey church was altered and the spectacularly carved west end facade and bel l tower were added. Internally, the Romanesque triple-aisled basilica was altered, rather inelegantly, by inserting two enormous domed cupolas into the original external walls, resulting in a bit of an architectural mess. After two major fires in the 17th century which destroyed the cupolas , the church was restored, and impressive new convent buildings were added, with cells for 45 nuns. During the Revolution, the Abbey first became a prison , and then a barracks In the s, the Abbey complex was purchased by the town of Saintes. In the s, restoration of the monastic buildings abandoned since the war was started and, in , an annual Festival of Ancient Music was created, later becoming the Festival de Saintes. I liked the way that they started their concert.
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Other architectural treasures include the late-Gothic cathedral of Saint-Pierre, which lies to one side of the attractive old town and the Abbaye aux Dames, originally the site of a Benedictine order of nuns founded in Today, as at Ambronay, that is put to service for the accommodation of visiting performers and other visitors, while its ground floor also incorporates an auditorium used for smaller-scale concerts. On most days large audiences, most of whose members appear to come for at least several days we constantly saw the same people during the three days we were there , have a choice of four concerts. While the emphasis is on Baroque music or that of later periods played on period instruments, the festival is not exclusively devoted to early music, as names such as Debussy, Kurtag, Ligeti and Xenakis readily testify. This applied, too, to the first concert we attended after arriving on 19 July. Carolyn Sampson has long been one of the treasures of the British early music scene, but here, capably accompanied by the pianist Joseph Middleton, she was on rather less familiar territory in a programme of 20th century English song. To be fair, it has to be recorded that the capacity audience loved it all.
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