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Performance Practice

White Lights of the French Baroque: An Evening of Marc-Antoine Charpentier at Alice Tully Hall

Victoria Martino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
Victoria Martino

The tone of the evening could best be characterized as lugubrious, focusing upon suffering, torture, and martyrdom. The only moments of relief came in the joyful, celebratory choruses of St. Cecilia's spiritual triumph over evil and the father's forgiveness of his prodigal son.