Princess And The Carpenter, The

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TM20040909By Michelene Wandor.|Charpentier, who wrote all the music in this evening's concert, also wrote the first sonata to be composed in FRANCE, commissioned by the Marie, the Duchess of Guise, a cousin of Loius XIV.|This play imagines the encounter between the composer and the duchess in which she asks for a piece of music which will shock the court.|In a flirtatious tussle, hinting of intrigue, she plans an act of cultural revenge.|Marie....Miriam Margolyes|Charpentier....Sam Dastor|Directed by Julian May.