La Gracieuse - Pièces de Viole by Marin Marais (CD)

Resonus
$29.99
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SKU:
RES10244
Artist:
Robert Smith, Israel Golani, Joshua Cheatham, Olivier Fortin

Critically acclaimed Amsterdam-based viola da gamba player, Robert Smith returns to Resonus to present a stunning programme of suites by the French Baroque composer Marin Marais, a prolific writer for the instrument.

Selected from across Marais’ five volumes of Pièces de Viole, the album presents some of Marais’ most striking and characterful works, which are brought sensationally to life by Smith and his outstanding ensemble.

Brought together specially for this recording, the group features harpsichordist Olivier Fortin, viola da gamba player Joshua Cheatham, and theorbo player and Baroque guitarist Israel Golani.

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Tracklisting:

Suite in A major
1. Prélude
2. Boutade
3. La Gracieuse
4. Gigue à l’anglaise
5. Rondeau ‘moi_é pincé’
6. Fantaisie

Suite in E minor
7. Prélude
8. Fantaisie
9. Sarabande à l’espagnol
10. La Matelo_e
11. Rondeau paysan
12. La Biscayenne (Tambourin)
13. Fugue gaie

Suite in G minor
14. Prélude
15. Caprice
16. Sarabande
17. Gigue La Chicane
18. Plainte
19. Menuet fantasque
20. Fugue gaye
21. La Georgienne dite la Maupertuy
22. Fugue gaye (Double)

Suite in F-sharp minor
23. Prélude
24. Allemande
25. Courante
26. Sarabande
27. Gigue
28. Menuet
29. Rondeau