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Callington Town Hall

"Who killed Jean-Maire Leclair?" with Apollos Cabinet

Jean-Marie Leclair, an 18th century violinist and composer was stabbed to death in 1764. The prime suspects were the gardener, his ex-wife, a rival violinist, and even a secret hitman - and his murder was never solved.

"Who killed Jean-Maire Leclair?" with Apollos Cabinet
"Who killed Jean-Maire Leclair?" with Apollos Cabinet

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10 Sept 2023, 15:00

Callington Town Hall, Callington Town Hall, Callington PL17, UK

About the event

Who killed Jean-Maire Leclair? 

Jean-Marie Leclair, an 18th century violinist and composer was stabbed to death in 1764. The prime suspects were the gardener, his ex-wife, a rival violinist, and even a secret hitman - and his murder was never solved.

Apollo’s Cabinet reopen his case musically, by linking French Baroque music by Leclair and his contemporaries to the recitation of witness and suspect statements. Each musician will be taking on the role as one of the main suspects and tell the story from their perspective, with the music closely connecting to their emotions, sowing suspicion and distrust. All text is based on original statements recorded by Antoine de Sartine, inspector of the Paris Police who led the investigations back in 1764.

With music by Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jean-Fréry Rebel, amongst others.

More info on www.apolloscabinet.com

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