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Marais 1689: Pièces à une et à deux violes et basse continue

Paolo Pandolfo, Amélie Chemin, Thomas Boysen, Markus Hünninger

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Suite en Sol Majeur (à deux Violes) (Basse-continuës des Pièces, 1689)  
1
I. Prélude
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
2:43
2
II. Allemande
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
3:13
3
III. Courante
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
1:25
4
IV. Sarabande
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
2:27
5
V. Gigue
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
2:12
6
VI. Gavotte en rondeau
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
1:51
7
VII. Menuet
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen
1:52
8
VIII. Gavotte
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Markus Hünninger
0:52
9
IX. Fantaisie en Echo
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin
1:41
10
X. Chaconne
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
6:47
Pièces à une et à deux Violes. Premier Livre, 1686  
11
Prélude en Ré Mineur (à une Viole)
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo
3:37
Suite en Ré Mineur No. 5 (à deux Violes) (Pièces à une et à deux Violes. Premier Livre, 1686)  
12
I. Prélude
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
4:10
13
II. Allemande
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
2:42
14
III. Courante
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
2:13
15
IV. Sarabande
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin
3:33
16
V. Gigue
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
1:37
17
VI. Gavotte
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
1:27
18
VII. Menuet
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
1:40
Basse-continuës des Pièces, 1689  
19
Sujet Diversitez (à une Viole)
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen; Markus Hünninger
13:44
20
Rondeau en Sol Mineur (à une Viole)
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen
1:55
21
Tombeau de Mr Méliton (à deux Violes)
Marin Marais; Paolo Pandolfo; Amélie Chemin; Thomas Boysen
10:01
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:42
The viola da gamba music of Marin Marais represents a treasure trove of expressive and technical possibilities for Paolo Pandolfo, whose style of playing is so perfectly suited to this music: meticulous and sensitive, with a technical strength that allows him to demonstrate the instrument’s versatility with a rare freedom. To reflect the transition effected by Marais in 1689, from the gamba being a solo instrument to operating within a chamber ensemble, Pandolfo has chosen to record works for one or two gambas, with or without continuo support, including the rarely recorded set of variations Sujet Diversitez. Pandolfo is joined by Amélie Chemin on second viola da gamba, Thomas Boysen on theorbo and Baroque guitar and harpsichordist Markus Hünninger.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Glossa Studio Masters

Recorded in Franc-Warêt (Église Saint-Rémi), Belgium, in June 2015
Engineered and produced by Manuel Mohino
Executive producer: Carlos Céster
Editorial direction: Carlos Céster | Editorial assistance: María Díaz
Translations: Mark Wiggins (eng), Pierre Élie Mamou (fra), Susanne Lowien (deu)
All photographs/stills by Manuel Mohino
On the cover: Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746), Provost and municipal magistrates of Paris discussing the celebration of Louis XIV’s dinner at the Hotel de Ville. Oil on canvas, 1689. The State Hermitage Museum, Moscow.

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