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Trio Sonnerie - La Gamme et autres morceaux de simphonie: Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray (2013)

12-02-2016, 17:39
Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: La Gamme et autres morceaux de simphonie: Marin Marais, Antoine Forqueray
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Linn Records
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue) / MP3 320 Kbps
Total Time: 79:00
Total Size: 529 Mb / 206 Mb


Marin Marais (1656-1728)
[1]-[4] La Gamme en forme de petit Opéra
[5] Sonate à la Marésienne

Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745)
[6]-[11] Pièces de viole, avec la basse continue:
Suite No 1 en ré mineur

Marin Marais
[12] Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris

Trio Sonnerie

Monica Huggett Baroque violin
Emilia Benjamin Viola da gamba
James Johnstone Harpsichord

The three pieces by Marin Marais on this release were published as a set in 1723, and it's remarkable that they've received so little attention over the years. Marais was even worried that La Gamme might "bore the listener," and indicated that he was OK with its being divided into sections. About half an hour long, it is a remarkable work. Marais' subtitle describes it as "en un forme d'un petit opéra," which is a bit of a conundrum: formally it includes a variety of dances in the manner of a suite, but not operatic melodies. "La Gamme" means The Scale, and the work is organized into a series of sections that rise through the diatonic scale from C to C, with very brief transitions between them. The operatic element is not really in the form but in the mode of expression of the instruments in the trio, which offer exclamations and humorous asides that are all but verbal. Violinist Monica Huggett of the veteran British historical-instrument ensemble Trio Sonnerie catches the quirky quality of these to a T, and really this work is worth the purchase price on its own. But the other two Marais pieces, detailed and very French explorations of the ground bass idea, are equally exciting, and the viol pieces by Antoine Forqueray offer a lovely interlude filled with rays of light in the less intellectually involved manner of the following generation. The only reservations here have to do with Linn's engineering; executed in a British church, hardly the right setting for the dense, lush music of the French court, it's too live and uncomfortably close to the performers.

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platico   User offline   13 February 2016 01:13

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