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La Gamme Et Autres Morceaux De Simphonie

Marais / Trio Sonnerie / Huggett
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 434   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antoine ForquerayMarin Marais
Performer:  Trio Sonnerie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sonnerie Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Apart from the recording from the Alia Vox CD of the soundtrack of Tous les Matins du Monde (Alia Vox AV/AVSA9821) - which, dare I admit, I found a rather boring film - and a Naxos CD of his music performed by Spectre de la Rose, I didn't know the music of Marin Marais at all well. I never got round to the London Baroque Harmonia Mundi CD containing la Gamme and the other works from the 1723 collection, all included on this Linn recording, so I hadn't realised what a remarkable piece la Gamme is.

I have to admit that I don't reach for those two Marais recordings which I own very often - can't remember when I last played them - but I don't think that will be the case with this new Linn recording; the quality of the music,
Read more performance and recording all practically guarantee frequent returns. The 24/96 download sound is excellent; there's no need to lament the lack of an SACD equivalent, but I've had the opportunity to compare the stereo SACD tracks from three recent Linn releases with the 24/96 equivalents and have found the latter to emerge well from the comparison, so the Studio Master downloads should be preferable to the CD.

The Forqueray music is a little more workaday by comparison but with an excellent booklet of notes, this is a highly desirable release; it's Trio Sonnerie's debut for Linn and I hope we shall have many more of this calibre.

-- MusicWeb International [3/2013]
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Works on This Recording

1. Pièces de viole: Suite no 1 in D minor by Antoine Forqueray
Performer:  Trio Sonnerie (Trio)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sonnerie Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness, Cu 
Length: 21 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2. La Gamme en forme de petit opéra, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in C major by Marin Marais
Performer:  Trio Sonnerie (Trio)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness, Cu 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3. Sonate à la Marésienne, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in C major by Marin Marais
Performer:  Trio Sonnerie (Trio)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness, Cu 
Length: 12 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in D minor by Marin Marais
Performer:  Trio Sonnerie (Trio)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Venue:  St. Mary's Church, Dalton-in-Furness, Cu 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie: Ut -
La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie: Sol -
La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie: Ut -
La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie: Sol
Sonate a la Maresienne
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: I. Allemande, La Laborde: Noblement et avec Sentiment
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: II. La Forqueray: Vivement et d'aplomb
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: III. La Cottin: Galamment sans lenteur
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: IV. La Bellemont: Avec Gout et sans lenteur
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: V. La Portugaise: Marque et d'aplomb
Pieces de viole: Suite No. 1 in D minor: VI. La Couperin: Noblement et marque
La Sonnerie de Ste. Genevieve du Mont de Paris

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