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Les Gouts Accordes - Music By Visee & Barriere / La Rotta, Georgiev, Little, Clark

Barriere / De Visee / Georgiev / Clark
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2673   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean BarrièreRobert de ViséeJean-Baptiste LullyNicolas Hotman
Performer:  Margaret LittleJivko GeorgievEsteban La RottaKatelyn Clark
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The second half of the seventeenth century saw the unification and centralization of the French State. Understanding that no real unification could be possible without first setting the cultural tone, Louis XIV deemed that an independent musical identity, in opposition to Italian style, was necessary. This resulted in the style of the goûts réunis.

French composer Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) was known as a theorbo and guitar player. Around 1680, de Visée became a chamber musician for Louis XIV. The theorbo pieces for this recording are taken from the Saizenay manuscript compiled in 1699 by the French amateur lutenist Jean Etienne Vaudry, Seigneur de Saizenay.

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Read more about Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747), an exceptional early 18th century French cellist and composer. Published between 1733 and 1739, Barrière’s sonatas for the cello and continuo are innovative and represent a significant technical challenge for the player.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (6) for Cello and Basso Continuo, Book 3: no 2 for 2 Cellos in D minor by Jean Barrière
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
2.
Sonatas (6) for Cello and Basso Continuo, Book 2: no 6 in C minor by Jean Barrière
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
3.
Sonatas (6) for Cello and Basso Continuo, Book 2: no 3 in D minor by Jean Barrière
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
4.
Suite in A minor by Robert de Visée
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
5.
Pièces de théorbe et de luth mises en partition dessus et basse by Robert de Visée
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Paris, France 
6.
Atys, LWV 53: Que devant tous s'abaisse et tout tremble by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
7.
Chaconne des Harlequins by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
8.
Sonata no 6 in C minor, Book 2 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
9.
Isis, LWV 54: Entrée d'Apollon by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1677; France 
10.
Roland, LWV 65: Ritournelle des Fées by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; France 
11.
Pieces de theorbe in D minor: III. Passacaille by Nicolas Hotman
Performer:  Margaret Little (Bass Viola Da Gamba), Jivko Georgiev (Cello), Esteban La Rotta (Theorbo),
Katelyn Clark (Organ)

Sound Samples

Trio Sonata No. 2 in D minor: I. Adagio
Trio Sonata No. 2 in D minor: II. Allegro
Trio Sonata No. 2 in D minor: III. Aria: Largo
Trio Sonata No. 2 in D minor: IV. Gigue
Pieces de theorbe in D major: I. Prelude
Pieces de theorbe in D major: II. Allemande
Pieces de theorbe in D major: III. Courante
Pieces de theorbe in D major: IV. Sarabande
Tys (arr. R.de Visee): Tys: Que devant tous s'abaisse et tout tremble (arr. R. de Visee)
Le triomphe de l'amour (arr. R. de Visee): Entree d'Apollon (arr. R. de Visee)
Pieces de theorbe in D minor: III. Passacaille
Chaconne des Harlequins (arr. R. de Visee)
Sonate pour 2 basses: Chaconne
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 3. Cello Sonata in D minor: I. Adagio
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 3. Cello Sonata in D minor: II. Allemanda: [Allegro]
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 3. Cello Sonata in D minor: III. Sarabanda
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 3. Cello Sonata in D minor: IV. Minuetto
Suite in A minor: I. Prelude
Suite in A minor: II. Allemande La Royale
Suite in A minor: III. Courante
Suite in A minor: IV. Gavotte
Suite in A minor: VI. Chaconne
Suite in A minor: VII. Rondea la Mascarade
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 6. Cello Sonata in C minor: I. Adagio
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 6. Cello Sonata in C minor: II. Allegro
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 6. Cello Sonata in C minor: III. Larghetto
6 Sonates, Book 2: No. 6. Cello Sonata in C minor: IV. Giga
Roland, Act V: Ritournelle des Fees (arr. R. de Visee): Roland, Act V Scene 1: Ritournelle des Fees (arr. R. Visee)

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