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Festival Montréal Baroque

Each year the Montreal Baroque Festival astonishes and delights audiences with its originality, variety of concerts and, of course, with the fantastic music. This year's theme, The Seven Deadly Sins, features music by composers with unsavoury backgrounds (Forqueray who was known for his excessively unpleasant temperament, Gesualdo who murdered his wife and her lover, Rosenmuller who went after the young male singers in his charge...) as well as music which in one way or another portrays one or more of the sins.

 

Susie Napper, the director of the festival and creative force behind it opened the festival with a bite of the apple, a sin which may have sent people out of the garden of eden - but, in my opinion, into a garden of earthly delights!

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Taken on June 23, 2011