Folie Douce (Sweet Folly) Renaissance Improvisations

Folie Douce (Sweet Folly) Renaissance Improvisations

5.0 1
     
 

Today, only jazz musicians are expected to improvise, but in the 17th century, improvisation was part of every musician's bag of tricks. The French early music group Doulce Mémoire recaptures the excitement of extemporization in these dance suites as the musicians' strong sense of rhythm generates energy and swing. Recording in a bank might not seem like…  See more details below

Overview

Today, only jazz musicians are expected to improvise, but in the 17th century, improvisation was part of every musician's bag of tricks. The French early music group Doulce Mémoire recaptures the excitement of extemporization in these dance suites as the musicians' strong sense of rhythm generates energy and swing. Recording in a bank might not seem like something to advertise, but the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is one of the finest acoustical settings in the world. FOLIE DOUCE is Dorian's 100th recording in this hallowed hall, and they know how to make the best of it, creating sound that positively glows.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1998
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479026224
catalogNumber:
90262
Rank:
100121

Tracks

  1. Terpsichore dances: Bransle de la Royne 1 & 2  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  2. Bransle Gay double 8 (3) (from Terpsichore, 1612)  - Pierre Francisque Caroubel  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  3. Terpsichore dances: Bransle double de Poictu 9  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  4. Ballet 264, 1, 2 & 3  -  Anonymous, Terpsichore  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  5. Terpsichore dances: Gaillarde 298  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  6. Terpsichore dances: Courante-Sarabande 104  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  7. La Rosette: Courante "La Rosette" 109  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  8. Courante 157  -  Anonymous, Terpsichore  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  9. Contrapuncto primo  - Vincenzo Galilei  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  10. Pavana 7  - Valentin Haussmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  11. Nachtanz  - Valentin Haussmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  12. Sophia (12)  - Erasmus Widmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  13. Regina  - Erasmus Widmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  14. Clara (16)  - Erasmus Widmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  15. Euphrosina (18)  - Erasmus Widmann  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  16. Work(s): Unspecified Padouana  - Johann Hermann Schein  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  17. Work(s): Unspecified Courente  - Johann Hermann Schein  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  18. Work(s): Unspecified Gagliard  - Johann Hermann Schein  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  19. Work(s): Unspecified Allemande  - Johann Hermann Schein  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  20. Work(s): Unspecified Tripla  - Johann Hermann Schein  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  21. Aria di Fiorenza: Ballo, Gaillarde, Canario (improvisation)  -  Anonymous  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  22. Fantasia  - Ioanne Matelart  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  23. Meza note galiarda (11)  -  Anonymous  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  24. Pavane d'espagne  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  25. Gaillarde (15)  - Pierre Attaingnant  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  26. Gaillarde  - Pierre Attaingnant  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  27. Spagnoletta  -  Anonymous  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  28. Ballet 269  -  Anonymous, Terpsichore  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  29. Terpsichore dances: Volte 222  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  30. Terpsichore dances: Courante 90  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  31. Terpsichore dances: Courante 97  - Michael Praetorius  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  32. Ballet 26  - Paul Peuerl  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne
  33. Courante 6  - Paul Peuerl  -  Doulce Mémoire  - Brian M. Levine  - Valentin Boulogne

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Folie Douce (Sweet Folly) Renaissance Improvisations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Ensemble Doulce Memoire at its finest! Fascinating, finger-flying creativity is at work here. If you think you¿ve already heard these standard Renaissance dances by Praetorius, Attaignant, Haussmann, Widemann, Schein, and Peuerl, think again! These are fun, intricate and, at times, even frenzied arrangements featuring the impressive talents of founder Denis Raisin-Dadre on recorder, Freddy Eichelberger on harpsichord, Jean-Paul Boury on Cornetto, and Pascale Boquet on lute and guitar, with occasional percussive flare added by Bruno Caillat. Most of the selections on this release are pieces I love and know by heart, having played them for years with various amateur consorts. When faced with the option of improvising on a written part in such compositions, however, many amateurs tend to draw a complete blank regarding what to do, especially in front of an audience. If you play too, and this discomfort sounds familiar, buy this CD! Sit down with your score, put on the corresponding track, and watch what these musical wizards do with a simple line of melody. There are enough embellishment ideas here to practice and experiment with for a lifetime. And if you don¿t play, and could care less about learning how to improvise, just buy it for the sheer, joyful listening pleasure. ¿Folie Douce¿ is a true celebration of music and musicianship! If you are interested in more work of Ensemble Doulce Memoire, try their other Dorian release, ¿Renaissance Winds: Regal and Popular 16th Century Music for Wind Band¿, which showcases music for ¿high¿ (loud, outdoor, reed and brass) instruments, in contrast to the ¿low¿ (softer, indoor) instruments used in ¿Folie Douce¿. For more fun-filled Renaissance improvisations, try ¿The Food of Love: Early Instrumental Music of the British Isles¿ by Hesperus (recorder player Scott Reiss rocks!). For Baroque improvisations to rival the Renaissance ones in ¿Folie Douce¿, check out the recorder, strings and harpsichord of the Palladian Ensemble in ¿Held by the Ears¿.