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Tous Les Matins Du Monde - Original Soundtrack / Jordi Savall


Release Date: 03/12/2002 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9821   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyMarin MaraisJordi SavallJean de Sainte-Colombe,   ... 
Performer:  Jordi SavallMontserrat FiguerasMaria Cristina KiehrRolf Lislevand,   ... 
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert des Nations
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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R E V I E W S:

The popular art-house film Tous les Matins du Monde (1991 - Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet) introduced the modern world to obscure 17th century composer Sainte Colombe. French writer Pascal Quignard, on whose novel the film was based, first heard the viol player's work on an early LP by Jordi Savall. When a film version was in the offing it was
Read more natural Savall, the world's undisputed master of the viola da gamba, direct the music performances for the soundtrack. This lengthy album is an expanded, remastered version of the original best-selling OST, elegantly repackaged and lavishly presented with copious full colour photographs in digipak format to match Savall's other titles on his own Alia Vox label. The 16 tracks comprise in the main austere viol music by Sainte Colombe and Marin Marais, either for solo instrument or scored for two players or small ensemble - violin, theorbo (double-necked lute) and clavichord.

There is a plain, introspective melancholy to this writing which is an acquired taste, but which once acquired becomes compelling. Savall is a musician of impeccable taste and consummate artistry, and while the film may leave many audiences cold the music is powerfully moving. Music from a quieter, less rushed age, these pieces require time and attention but the rewards are great. Allow Jordi Savall to transport you to another age and much modern music will seem crass and overblown by comparison. As a centre-piece the disc offers the sopranos Montserrat Figueras (Savall's wife) and Maria Cristina Kiehr in a gorgeous 12 minute sacred work by Francois Couperin, Troisième Leç on de Ténèbres à 2 voix, performed by Savall's Le Concert des Nations.

— Gary S. Dalkin, MusicWeb International

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The soundtrack gathers together works by Sainte Colombe and several better-known contemporaries: Lully, Couperin, and Marais. The disc is as lovely now as it was 10 years ago, though it's still far too early to say that it's stood the test of time! However, it stands well on its own terms, unlike some other movie soundtracks. When the first release was issued, I listened to it over and over again, especially to the darkly luxurious works for bass viol: short as they are, Marais' delicate Les Pleurs, the same composer's haunting Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris (featuring Biondi, Pierre Hantaï, and Lislevand with Savall), and Savall's improvisation on Sainte Colombe's somber Prelude in G minor are particular standouts--and they remain so.

— Anastasia Tsioulcas, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Le bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43: Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert des Nations
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1670; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: 1998 - 1999 
2. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 1 in A minor - Les folies d'Espagne by Marin Marais
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Length: 18 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: 1998 - 1999 
3. Prélude pour Monsieur Vauquelin by Jordi Savall
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4. Gavotte de Tendre by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5. Une jeune fillette by Traditional
Performer:  Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano), Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo),
Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6. Les Pleurs by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
7. Concerto for 2 Viols no 41 "Le retour" by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Bass Viola da gamba), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
8. Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - La reveuse by Marin Marais
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord), Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9. Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - L'arabesque by Marin Marais
Performer:  Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo), Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10. Fantaisie for Viola da Gamba in E minor by Anonymous
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11. Pièces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goût étranger" - Le badinage by Marin Marais
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Rolf Lislevand (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
12. Pièces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 8 in E minor - Tombeau pour M de Sainte-Colombe by Marin Marais
Performer:  Jérôme Hantaï (Bass Viola da gamba), Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba),
Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13. Pièces de viole, Book 3: Suite in D major - Muzette I & II by Marin Marais
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord), Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14. La gamme et autres morceaux de simphonie: La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris by Marin Marais
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord),
Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15. Leçons de tenébres: Troisième leçon by François Couperin
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord), Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo), Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano),
Montserrat Figueras (Soprano), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16. Les Pleurs by Jean de Sainte-Colombe
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Bass Viola da gamba), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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