Let’s face it: one of the main components of French culture is the beautiful incorporation of baroque elements to the always-European tradition of making classical music. A beautiful event in which people can not only mingle and enjoy this beautiful art form, but also create a space for artistic appreciation that calls back to its very beginnings, Terpsichore highlights the values of French culture as well.
An Experience Like No Other
The tradition of music festivals has always been strictly, almost unanimously social. The purpose is to combine the human experience of fun, warm interaction with the emotional and personal experience of listening to music of any shape, wave or form, and in this case baroque music is one of the most effective in creating a sense of longing and nostalgia, and French composers, baroque or not, even show that type of beautiful sense of emotional awareness in their works, and a sense that the baroque is looming in the background is found in pieces even when it is not fully present, even in pieces such as Erik Satie’s gymnopedies, piano-centric pieces with a nostalgic, rainy character.
The Presentation of Excellence
Classical music has always been known for having somewhat of a disciplinary drive that can, at times, seem strict, but in this strictness lies excellence and true beauty. While virtuosity is not indicative of how beautiful a piece of music can really be, it is through the appropriate knowledge in practice that true beauty can be exposed in its most practical form, and Terpsichore certainly outlines and celebrates this tradition, as there are many instruments that, although less common these days, require a certain type of strength and aesthetic mindset to play properly, such as the harp, harpsichord and hurdy-gurdy. Medieval aesthetic is easy to get wrong, but rest assure that Terpsichore festival has it down to the bone.
Beauty Thrives in Collaborative Spaces
At the end of the day, a festival is almost always about collaboration and the presentation of different type of backgrounds in one single, communal space, and the truth is that, unequivocally, beauty thrives in collaborative spaces such as these, in no small part because inspiration from social interactions is no uncommon phenomenon to the human experience and getting to know new people, new experiences and learning is as important to the creative and performative process as the previously-mentioned disciplinary and strict rules that are often imposed upon modern classical music techniques. An open space for collaboration should always be allowed, and a festival like this only increases the opportunity for artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to welcome an unified aesthetic and create a truly remarkable moment in the musical lives of every participant or spectator, and the language of learning about the baroque music vocabulary has never been so easy to witness and take than on such an optimal environment like this one. Do not miss a classical music festival, especially one by Terpsichore. They are here to provide magnificent cultural experiences and they succeed beautifully at it.