Marais - Pièces de viole du second livre


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Marais - Pièces de viole du second livre



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1st June 1998




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Marais - Pièces de viole du second livre

Marais, M:

Pièces de viole, Book II: Les Folies d'Espagne

Pieces in G major

Suite in E major

Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe

Pieces in D minor


Eero Palviainen (lute), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (viola da gamba), Varpu Haavisto (viola da gamba), Elina Mustonen (harpsichord)



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Marin Marais: Couplets de folies

Couplets de folies (20)

Marin Marais: Pieces in G major

Prelude lentement (81)

Chaconne en rondeau (82)

Marin Marais: Suite in E major

Prelude (111)

Allemande (112)

Courante (114)

Pavan selon le gout des anciens compositeurs de luth (116)

Gavotte (117)

Gigue (118)

Rondeau en vaudeville (123)

Chaconne (124)

Marin Marais: Pieces de viole, Book 2: Tombeau pour monsieur de Sainte Colombe

Tombeau pour monsieur de Sainte Colombe (109)

Marin Marais: Pieces in D minor

Prelude (21)

Cloches ou carillon (38)

Ballet en rondeau (19)

Marin Marais: Fantaisie

Fantaisie (142)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide


“The most substantial pieces here are the set of variations of La folia, and the Tombeau pour M-deSte Colombe in memory of Marais's mentor. His idiom embodies a paradox that's peculiarly French, in that it demands a very high technical standard, yet its proper expression requires the utmost restraint. The young Finnish viol-player, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, is a founder-member of Phantasm. Here he holds his own with elegance and reserve, although in the slower pieces one might have wished for more rhythmic flexibility. The continuo section consists of another viol-player, and a theorbo or harpsichord (though in the variations on La folia, the two are combined). This works well for the most part, though the high partials of the harpsichord tend to drown the viols: the lute is far less obtrusive.
The problem of balance also intrudes when the soloist is in the lower range. But as an introduction to Marais's art this is hard to fault – try his Pavan 'in the style of the bygone lute composers': a real treat.”

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