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Forqueray Family - Chamber Music For Harpsichord & Viola Da Gamba

Forqueray / Alpha / Malec
Release Date: 09/01/2009 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93802  
Composer:  Antoine ForquerayJean-Baptiste ForquerayMichel ForquerayNicolas-Gilles Forqueray
Performer:  Christoph UrbanetzSoetkin ElbersSara Ruiz MartinezMagdalena Malec
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 2CD set aims to give the listener a good idea of the range of music composed by a remarkable musical dynasty, the Forqueray family. They were a family of organists, viol players and harpsichordists. They were every bit as remarkable as the other great musical dynasties, the Bendas, Stamitzs, Bachs, and the Strauss family. The most famous member of the Forqueray family (their Johann Sebastian) was Antoine, who was born in 1672, a virtuoso gambist. His output forms the backbone of the French repertoire for this instrument. None of his music was published during his lifetime, and his son Jean-Baptiste (born 1699), another viol player, devoted his time to publishing his father's works. Michel, born in 1681, and Nicolas-Gilles, born in Read more 1703, were superb keyboard players. This set offers a rare chance to hear the music of all four composers, centred around characterful suites for harpsichord and viole da gamba but including songs.

Further information
- New recordings made in 2008/9
- Booklet essay by the artist
- An ideal introduction for those wishing to explore this important musical dynasty from the Baroque period
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Works on This Recording

1.
Work(s) by Antoine Forqueray
Performer:  Christoph Urbanetz (Viola Da Gamba), Soetkin Elbers (Soprano), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba),
Magdalena Malec (Harpsichord)
2.
Work(s) by Jean-Baptiste Forqueray
Performer:  Christoph Urbanetz (Viola Da Gamba), Soetkin Elbers (Soprano), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba),
Magdalena Malec (Harpsichord)
3.
Work(s) by Michel Forqueray
Performer:  Christoph Urbanetz (Viola Da Gamba), Soetkin Elbers (Soprano), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba),
Magdalena Malec (Harpsichord)
4.
Work(s) by Nicolas-Gilles Forqueray
Performer:  Christoph Urbanetz (Viola Da Gamba), Soetkin Elbers (Soprano), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba),
Magdalena Malec (Harpsichord)

Customer Reviews

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 Simply fetching July 14, 2012 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "These are simply fetching selections: melodious, spirited, and an utterly blissful listening experience." Report Abuse
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