Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Ensemble Molière

Sunday 3 December 2023 at 3pm


Hidden Gems

18th century French baroque chamber music

Ensemble Molière has established a strong reputation across the UK and Europe.  With its distinctive combination of instruments – flute, violin, bassoon, viola da gamba/cello and harpsichord – Ensemble Molière specializes in 17th and 18th century repertoire and has already won acclaim at leading Baroque and Early Music festivals. Today, they will perform a beautiful and rarely heard collection of 18th century French baroque chamber music.


Louis-Nicolas Clérambault  (1676–1749) • Simphonia IVa
Michel Corrette (1707–1795) • Sonata in B-flat major, Les délices de la solitude, Op. 20 No. 4
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729) • Sonata No. 4 in G major (arranged for Flute)
Jacques Duphly (1715–1789) • Pièces de Clavecin, Troisième Livre
Pierre Gautier de Marseille (1642-1696) • Suite in C

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705–1770) • Sonate en Quatuor in A minor, Op. 17 No. 6
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689–1755) • Sonata in A minor, Op. 37 No. 5
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre • Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Jean-François Dandrieu (1689–1755) • Sonate in G minor, Op. 1 No. 3

Flavia Hirte (flute), Alice Earll (violin), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Kate Conway (viola da gamba), Satoko Doi-Luck (harpsichord)


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