Marin Marais: Pièces de viole

Marin Marais: Pièces de viole

by Alix Verzier

CD

Overview

Two discs filled with 60 pieces of nonpareil "Pièces de viole" by the magnificent Marin Marais arranged in four suites and four sets and performed by the trio of bass violist Jérôme Hantaï and Alix Verzier and harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï: what more could any fan of the composer or the instrument want? And, indeed, there is nothing left wanting in these performances. Hantaï and Verzier both display adroit virtuosity, possess warm tones but distinctive approaches, and share a telepathic sense of interplay, all excellent qualities in these intimate chamber works. Brother Pierre Hantaï on the keyboard sticks with them throughout, following them even in the most tempo rubato-saturated "Sarabande." The lion's share of the pieces here are in the standard stylized Baroque dance forms, but Marais' expressive melodies, pungent harmonies, and highly individual take on the forms make each piece unique. Though not perhaps the first Marais disc the unfamiliar listener ought to try -- surely one by Jordi Savall, the supreme master of the instrument, ought to be first -- this two-disc set is well worth hearing by everyone who admires these inestimable pieces. Virgin's digital sound is deep, rich, and inviting.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Erato
UPC: 5099969321320
catalogNumber: 93213

Tracks

  1. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Prélude
  2. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Fantasie - Double
  3. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Allemande
  4. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Courante
  5. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Sarabande Grave
  6. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Gigue
  7. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Menuet - 2e Menuet
  8. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Ceontefaiseurs
  9. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in C minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 123-134): Rondeau
  10. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 76-91): Prélude (lentement)
  11. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 76-91): Caprice (gay)
  12. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 76-91): Gigue La Chicane (vivement)
  13. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 76-91): Plainte (lentement)
  14. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in G minor (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 76-91): Fugue Gaye (très vivement)
  15. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Prélude
  16. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Allemande
  17. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Boutade
  18. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Allemande
  19. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Courante
  20. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Sarabande
  21. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Menuet 1 et 2 (3e livre)
  22. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Allemande La Gotique (3e livre)
  23. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Gigue L'inconstante (3e livre)
  24. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 14-25 ): Fantaisie
  25. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Prélude
  26. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Allemande - Double
  27. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Courante - Double
  28. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Sarabande
  29. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Gigue
  30. Suite for viola da gamba & continuo in F major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 26-39 ): Chaconne
  31. Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 22)
  32. Alemande, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 24)
  33. Courante, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 9)
  34. Sarabande, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 28)
  35. Menuet, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 17)
  36. Gigue, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 31)
  37. Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 4)
  38. Bourasque, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 5)
  39. Sarabande Grave, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 27)
  40. Fantasie luthée, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 30)
  41. Sarabande, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 44)
  42. Gigues et Basses varié (2), for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 46-47): Gigue (vivement)
  43. Plainte, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 55)
  44. Charivary, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 58)
  45. Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 92)
  46. Caprice, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 93)
  47. Allemande et double, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, Nos. 94-95)
  48. Courante, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 98)
  49. Sarabande Grave, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 99)
  50. Gigue a l'angloise, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 100)
  51. Gigue la petite, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 101)
  52. Muzette, for 3 violas da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book IV, No. 105)
  53. Muzette et double, for 3 violas da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book IV, No. 106-107)
  54. Menuet Muzette, for 3 violas da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book IV, No. 108)
  55. Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 42)
  56. Fantaisie, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 43)
  57. Gigue à langloise, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 56)
  58. Gigue, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 55)
  59. Chaconne, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 56)

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