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Couperin: Pieces De Violes 1728 / Savall, Koopman, Maurette

Couperin / Savall
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9893   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  François Couperin
Performer:  Jordi SavallAriane MauretteTon Koopman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is Read more marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet. Read less

Works on This Recording

Pièces de violes, Suite no 1 in E minor by François Couperin
Performer:  Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba), Ariane Maurette (Bass Viola da gamba), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728; Paris, France 
Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A major by François Couperin
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Ariane Maurette (Bass Viola da gamba), Jordi Savall (Bass Viola da gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728 

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