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La Gamme et Autres Morceaux de Simphonie / Trio Sonnerie

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

The all-French program of music by composers Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray recalls the Songs of the Auvergne and the beautiful French countryside. Trio Sonnerie delivers an expertly phrased and highly nuanced performance of Marais' La Gamme.

Marais' contemporary Forqueray provides a welcome addition to the program. His own prowess on the viol inspired his fiendishly virtuosic Suite No. 1 which stretched the performers to achieve new heights. Each performer has the opportunity to shine with the clean, crisp lines leaving no room for anything other than top notch playing.

Trio Sonnerie (Monica Huggett director & violin, Emilia Benjamin viola da gamba and James Johnstone harpsichord) is one of the longest
Read more established and most highly regarded chamber groups working in Europe today.

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Reviews:

Monica Huggett loses no time in asserting the brilliance of the violin, then fashionable in Paris, over the bass viol, playing here in subdued fashion by Emilia Benjamin.

– Gramophone

Huggett's playing is pliant and effortless, her distinctive sound very much the ensemble's hallmark. Gambist Emilia Benjamin makes light work of Marais's virtuoso passagework, while James Johnstone offers robust, sinewy playing on an opulent-toned copy of a late 18th-century harpsichord. These gracious accounts rarely fail to please.

– BBC Music Magazine

The music on this disc bears witness to the high standard of music-making and performing in the time of Louis XIV. Trio Sonnerie - which derived its name from Marais's piece played here - feels like a fish in water. The playing is superb, technically assured and with an impressive command of the idiom.

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pičces 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 ŕ 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 Genevičve du Mont ŕ 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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