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Marais: Le Labyrinthe & Autres Histoires / Pandolfo, Et Al


Release Date: 03/15/2000 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 920404   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas BoysenPaolo PandolfoMitzi MeyersonJuan Carlos de Mulder,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 2000 Gramophone magazine award for "Best
Baroque Instrumental Recording."
While the viola da gamba enjoyed popularity for a comparatively brief period, in its heyday it was the instrument of royalty. This collection of Marin Marais compositions celebrates an aspect of Baroque music that is too often overlooked.
The rich, resonant textures created by the viola da gamba are euphonious and elegant. Marais's orchestrations blending harpsichord, guitar, recorder, and simple percussion define the stately splendor of Versaille. As a master performer as well as an accomplished composer, Marais was intimately familiar with the viola da gamba's versatility. The dances he created for the court of Louis XIV are
Read more at once of a theme and distinctive.
Featured performer Paolo Pandolfo plays beautifully as the focus of this ensemble. With such melodious music, this album will appeal to a wide range of listeners as well as Baroque fans. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: Prélude en harpegement by Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - Le labyrinthe by Marin Marais
Performer:  Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo),
Thomas Boysen (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 12 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 2 in D minor - Cloches ou carillon by Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Thomas Boysen (Guitar), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba),
Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Juan Carlos de Mulder (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 2 in D minor - La polonoise by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Pièces de viole, Book 3: Suite in D major - Muzette I & II by Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Pièces de viole, Book 3: La guitarre by Marin Marais
Performer:  François Fauche (Spoken Vocals), Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Juan Carlos de Mulder (Guitar),
Thomas Boysen (Guitar), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo),
Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Alba Fresno (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: La georgienne dite la Maupertuy by Marin Marais
Performer:  Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8.
Pièces de viole, Book 3: Plainte by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
9.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: Suite no 6 in G major - Le jeu du volant by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (Guitar), Juan Carlos de Mulder (Guitar),
Alba Fresno (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: Marche persane dite la Savigny by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo),
Pedro Estevan (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - Rondeau "Le Bijou" by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo),
Alba Fresno (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
Pièces de viole, Book 4: Sarabande à l'Espagnol by Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: Suite no 7 in E minor - Tableau de l'opération de la taille by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo),
François Fauche (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1725; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
14.
Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - Le tourbillon by Marin Marais
Performer:  Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord), Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15.
Pièces de viole, Book 5: Suite no 5 in G minor - Le tombeau pour Marais le Cadet by Marin Marais
Performer:  Thomas Boysen (Theorbo), Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord)
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16.
Pièces de viole, Book 2: Chaconne en rondeau by Marin Marais
Performer:  Pedro Estevan (Percussion), Thomas Boysen (Guitar), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord),
Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  San Miguel Church, Cuenca, Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 

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