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Defense De La Basse De Viole / Ricercar Consort

Ricercar Consort
Release Date: 07/13/2010 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 296   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  M Sainte-Colombe le filsMarin MaraisLambert du BuissonLe Sieur de Machy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was in Amsterdam in 1740 that a jurist named Hubert Le Blanc published an astounding work that defended the use of the bass viol at a time when the violin and the cello were becoming more and more important in Parisian musical life. This recording provides a musical equivalent of his essay, depicting the initial success of the bass viol and of M. De Sainte-Colombe (celebrated in the film Tous les matins du monde), its moments of glory and, above all else, the repertoire of the viol, violin and cello during the first half of the 18th century. It was in Amsterdam in 1740 that a jurist named Hubert Le Blanc published an astounding work that defended the use of the bass viol at a time when the violin and the cello were becoming more and more important in Parisian musical life. This recording provides a musical equivalent of his essay, depicting the initial success of the bass viol and of M. De Sainte-Colombe (celebrated in the film Tous les matins du monde), its moments of glory and, above all else, the repertoire of the viol, violin and cello during the first half of the 18th century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe le Père by M Sainte-Colombe le fils
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
2. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 8 in E minor - Tombeau pour M de Sainte-Colombe by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
3. Pièces de viole, Book 3: Suite in C minor by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
4. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 2 in D minor - Cloches ou carillon by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
5. Suite in A minor by Lambert du Buisson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Renaissance 
6. Pièces de violle en musique et en tablature: Suite in D minor by Le Sieur de Machy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
7. Pièces de violle en musique et en tablature: Chaconne in G major by Le Sieur de Machy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
8. Concerto for 2 Viols no 44 "Tombeau Les regrets" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
9. Premier livre de pièces de violle: Chaconne en trio by Jacques Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1709; France 
10. Suite no 2 by Jacques Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

Sound Samples

Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe
Bass Viol Suite No. 3 in A minor: I. Prelude
Bass Viol Suite No. 3 in A minor: II. Allemande
Bass Viol Suite No. 3 in A minor: III. Courante
Bass Viol Suite No. 3 in A minor: IV. Sarabande
Bass Viol Suite No. 3 in A minor: V. Gigue
Chaconne in G major
Suite in D minor: I. Prelude
Suite in D minor: II. Allemande
Suite in D minor: III. Courante
Suite in D minor: IV. Sarabande
Suite in D minor: V. Gigue
Tombeau pour Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe le Pere
Concerto No. 44 for 2 Equal Bass Viols, "Tombeau Les Regrets": Concerto No. 44 for 2 equal bass viols, "Tombeau Les Regrets"
Pieces in D minor: Cloches ou carillon
Suite No. 2 in D minor: I. Prelude
Suite No. 2 in D minor: II. Allemande La Jolie
Suite No. 2 in D minor: III. Courante La Dacier
Suite No. 2 in D minor: IV. Sarabande
Suite No. 2 in D minor: V. Gigue L'Inconstante
Suite No. 2 in D minor: VI. Le Folet
Suite No. 2 in D minor: VII. La Fanchonette
La Pierrette
Chaconne en trio in G major
Suite in C minor: I. Prelude Le Marais le Saxon
Suite in C minor: II. Allemande La Savigny
Suite in C minor: III. Sarabande La D'Auteuil
Suite in C minor: IV. La Gavotte L'Arnold
Fugue: I. Legerement
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Sonata No. 1 for 2 Viols: I. Prelude La Joly
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Sonata No. 1 for 2 Viols: II. Courante
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Sonata No. 1 for 2 Viols: III. La Marie-Anne de Caix
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Sonata No. 1 for 2 Viols: IV. Gigue en Cor de Chasse
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Viol Suite: I. Allemande
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Viol Suite: II. La Guitare
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Viol Suite: III. Menuet I - Menuet II - Menuet III
Suite No. 3 in E minor: Viol Suite: IV. La Badine
Sonata sesta in A minor-major: I. Allegro
Sonata sesta in A minor-major: II. Aria cantabile
Sonata sesta in A minor-major: III. Cantabile et Variations
Sonata No. 4 in D major, Op. 2, "La Forcroy": I. Prelude, un peu lent
Sonata No. 4 in D major, Op. 2, "La Forcroy": II. Allemande
Sonata No. 4 in D major, Op. 2, "La Forcroy": III. Lentement
Sonata No. 4 in D major, Op. 2, "La Forcroy": IV. Vivement et marque
Sonata No. 4 in D major, Op. 2, "La Forcroy": V. Chaconne
Sonata No. 2 in G major: I. Grave
Sonata No. 2 in G major: II. Gay
Sonata No. 2 in G major: III. Sarabande
Sonata No. 2 in G major: IV. Les Cascades
Sonata No. 4 in E minor: I. Gracieusement
Sonata No. 4 in E minor: II. Viste
Sonata No. 4 in E minor: III. Recit: Tres douxe
Sonata No. 4 in E minor: IV. Gai
Sonata No. 4 in E minor: V. Viste

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