The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Friday, 15 June 2007


from 26 July to 3 August 2007

Thursday - 26 JULY at 8.30pm in Richelieu Church
Gioachino Rossini - 'Petite Messe Solonnelle'
Anton Bruckner - Four church motets
50 voice choir, 2 pianos and harmonium
Conducted by Adrian Lucas and Anthony Goodchild
Soloists :
Paula Greenwood : soprano
Emmanuelle Fruchard : mezzo soprano
Richard Rowe : tenor
Georges Humphreys : bass

Friday - 27 JULY at 9pm in the Dome in the Park
Herbert DU PLESSIS (!): piano
Chopin - Nocturnes, valses, ballades
Liszt - Rêve d’amour, Rhapsodies

Saturday - 28 JULY at 5pm in the Dome in the Park
Christophe Crapez : tenor
Nicolas Boyer: piano
Schumann - Amours du poète
Chopin & Liszt - Melodies

Sunday - 29 JULY at 6pm in the Dome in the Park
Ferenc Vizi : piano
Schubert - Wanderer Fantasy
Liszt - Dante Sonata

Monday - 30 JULY at 9pm in the Dome in the Park
Alain Kremski : piano and tibetan bells
Liszt - piano pieces
Kremski - tibetan bells

Tuesday - 31 JULY at 6pm in the Dome in the Park
on the anniversay of the death of Franz Liszt
Wilfrid Humbert: piano
Liszt - Sonata, 6 Transcendantal Studies

Wednesday - 1 AUGUST at 6pm in the Dome in the Park
Christophe Brandon: flute
Wilfrid Humbert: piano
Franck - Sonata
Poulenc - Sonata
Roussel -

Thursday - 2 AUGUST at 6pm in the Dome in the Park
Xavier Gagnepain: cello
Nicolas Boyer: piano
Beethoven - Sonata
Schumann - Fantasie-Stücke

Friday - 3 AUGUST at 8pm in Richelieu Church
Orchestre de chambre de la nouvelle Europe:
Nicolas Krauze: direction
Nicolas Boyer : piano
Charlotte Krawczyk: soprano
Dimitri Maslennikov : 'cello
Bach - Concerto in F
Mozart - Piano Concerto n°23 for piano et orchestra
Bach - Aria
Haydn - Concerto in C for 'cello and orchestra

for further information:
Townhall :
Office de Tourisme du Pays de Richelieu :

artistic direction :
Nicolas BOYER : 06 13 60 75 73

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