|Aesthetic content of
the musical studies programme -
The Académie Desprez'
programme of Musical Studies is dedicated to putting in relation intellectual
categories of today with those of the Classical Age (XVIIth
and XVIIIth centuries), concerning music in all
aspects. The geographic field is the Europe of Enlightment.
imperative presiding over this programme is to reinstate "baroque" or
"classical" music in the context of its birth. It seems thus
impossible to understand this music without linking its internal rules and
specific structure with the aesthectic, technical, social, political and
historical conditions which have been leading to its elaboration.
contextualisation achieved, it should be forgotten to keep, from music, only the
intimate essence. The formal options concealed by music, even if linked to
its context, still share their own value and still express a
timeless, human and super-human content. For contemporary intervenants of the
Programme, the heritage of Classical Age is only worth nourrishing our own
questions and projects. Musical contemporary music is asked to feed itself at
the source of baroque aesthetics.