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At the Carnival of Florence with Leonard


Ribeauvillé (Alsace)


Vinci is often considered from the angle of the noble old man who arrived at the court of Francis I or the talented engineer and painter employed in Milan in the service of the Sforzas; the project of this concert consists in focusing on the young years of Leonardo and in particular on this singular moment of the carnival celebrations of Florence.

We will revive the carnival festivities of the youth of Leonardo who is passionate for the contrast between a perfect form of absolute beauty and the infinitely ugly or the monstrous. We know his taste for the ridiculous figures that we can find in his notebooks, figures that he could see during these carnival celebrations in which the whole city paraded travesty, on floats, playing and singing the carnival songs and the most sublime poetry of the Magnificent and Poliziano rubs with extremely leisurely and obscene texts.

Premiere 2019. CD book, Alpha Classics label


  • Ribeauvillé (Alsace)


Bruno Le Levreur, alto
Hugues Primard, tenor
Matthieu Le Levreur, baritone
Marc Busnel, bass

Pascale Boquet, lute, renaissance guitar
Nicolas Sansarlat, lira da braccio
Elsa Frank, shawms, dulcinas, recorders
Adrien Reboisson, shawms, dulcinas, recorders
Jérémie Papasergio, shawms, dulcinas, recorders
Bruno Caillat, percussions
Denis Raisin Dadre, shawms, dulcinas, recorders  and direction

Project presented as part of “Viva Leonardo da Vinci! 500 years of Renaissance (s) in Centre-Val de Loire »

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