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Marais: La Voix De La Voile / Ruiz Martinez, La Bellemont

Marais / Ensemble La Bellemont
Release Date: 03/22/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93806   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert de ViséeMarin MaraisAngelo Michele BartolottiGaspard Le Roux
Performer:  Laura PuertoRafael MuñozSara Ruiz Martinez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marin Marais was born in Paris in 1656 and died there in 1728. Displaying an early talent for music, an uncle enrolled him in the choir school of St-Germain l'Auxerrois. This school had an impressive educational regime, producing at the same time as Marais the composer Michel de Lalande.

Marais' instrument was the viol, and he was probably the greatest composer for the instrument, producing and publishing livres consisting of pieces for all levels of ability.

Several times a week Marais would perform for, and play with Louis XIV, himself a gifted guitarist and dancer. One day Marais could be performing virtuoso compositions for the King, the next teaching simple works to wealthy beginners.

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Read more selection of his vast output is to be found on this CD. Perhaps the most remarkable is the set of 32 hypnotic variations of the popular Portuguese song La Folia. His variations appeared just a few months after Corelli's version of the song in 1701.

For those who have an interest in the early French baroque period and the music of Couperin, Lully and Rameau, this CD provides a superb introduction to one of their most respected and gifted contemporaries, as well as a snapshot of musical life at the French court at the time of Louis XIV.
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Works on This Recording

1. Prelude by Robert de Visée
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
2. Muzette by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
3. Fantaisie by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
4. Pièces de viole, Book 3: Suite no 1 in A minor - Grand Ballet by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
5. Plainte by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
6. Menuet "La trompette" by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
7. Rondeau by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
8. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 8 in E minor - Tombeau pour M de Sainte-Colombe by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
9. Pièces de viole, Book 5: Prélude en harpegement by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
10. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite in D minor - Bourasque by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: Paris, France 
11. Sarabande and Double by Angelo Michele Bartolotti
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
12. Chaconne by Gaspard Le Roux
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
13. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 1 in A minor - Les folies d'Espagne by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
14. Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - La reveuse by Marin Marais
Performer:  Laura Puerto (Harpsichord), Rafael Muñoz (Theorbo), Sara Ruiz Martinez (Viola Da Gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Bellemont
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 

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