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Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne / Rasi, Marisaldi, Pornon


Release Date: 06/24/2016 
Label:  Stradivarius   Catalog #: 11004   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia MarisaldiAlberto Rasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release views “French style” from a strictly historic point of view, exploring the musical language of absolutism which reigned in Paris from the time of Louis XIV (1643-1715) and part of the time of Louis XV (1715-1774). Marin Marais was one of the most famous composers of “French-style,” excelling in chamber music. Performing on period instruments are Alberto Rasi on viola da gamba, Patrizia Marisaldi on harpsichord, and Beatrice Pornon on theorbo. This release views “French style” from a strictly historic point of view, exploring the musical language of absolutism which reigned in Paris from the time of Louis XIV (1643-1715) and part of the time of Louis XV (1715-1774). Marin Marais was one of the most famous composers of “French-style,” excelling in chamber music. Performing on period instruments are Alberto Rasi on viola da gamba, Patrizia Marisaldi on harpsichord, and Beatrice Pornon on theorbo. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor ("Grande Prélude") (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord), Alberto Rasi ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Alemande, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 24) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord), Alberto Rasi ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Courante, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 25) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Sarabande, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 28) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
La Polonaise, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 40) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord), Alberto Rasi ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6.
Menuet, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 41) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Gigue la favorite, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor ("Gigue la Villeroi") (Pièces de viole, by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Pavane selon le goût des anciens compositeurs de luth, for viola da gamba & continuo in E major (Piè by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
La gracieuse, for viola da gamba & continuo in A major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 132) by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Ballet en rondeau, for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 19) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
11.
Sarabande a l'Espagnol, for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 101) by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
Fugue gaye, for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 110) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Couplets de folies (Les folies d'Espagne), for viola da gamba & continuo in D minor (Pièces de viole by Marin Marais
Performer:  Alberto Rasi (), Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Length: 16 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 63) by Marin Marais
Performer:  Patrizia Marisaldi (Harpsichord), Alberto Rasi ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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