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COUPERIN, F.: Pieces de violes (Pandolfo)

COUPERIN, F.: Pieces de violes (Pandolfo)

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2013

Recorded in 24 Bit / 88.2Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Thomas Boysen

Soloist

Paolo Pandolfo

Soloist

Amelie Chemin

Soloist

Venue:

Eglise Saint Didier, Rasteau, France

Venue

Record Label
Glossa

Genre:

Chamber


Classical

Total Time - 58:14
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN

     
 

Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 1 in E minor

 
1 I. Prelude 4:29
2 II. Allemande legere 2:13
3 III. Courante 1:53
4 IV. Sarabande grave 4:11
5 V. Gavotte 1:46
6 VI. Gigue 2:09
7 VII. Passacaille ou Chaconne 5:41
 Thomas Boysen Soloist
     
 

Les gouts-reunis: Concerto No. 12 in A major

 
8 I. Pointe-coule 2:34
9 II. Badinage 1:43
10 III. Lentement, et patetiquement 1:19
11 IV. Air: Gracieusement, et legerement 3:22
 Paolo Pandolfo Soloist
     
 

Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 2 in A major

 
12 I. Prelude 2:20
13 II. Fuguete 1:48
14 III. Pompe funebre 5:15
15 IV. La Chemise blanche 3:08
 Thomas Boysen Soloist
     
 

Les gouts-reunis: Concerto No. 13 in G major

 
16 I. Vivement 1:56
17 II. Air 3:21
18 III. Sarabande 3:32
19 IV. Chaconne legere 2:47
 Thomas Boysen Soloist
     
20 

Les gouts-reunis: Concerto No. 10 in A minor

2:47
 Amelie Chemin Soloist
     


The confidential, almost secretive, musical world of François Couperin is known through the innumerable emotional connections made in his harpsichord works, but he was also able to produce the same sensations when writing for the viola da gamba. Paolo Pandolfo has brought together on one new album on Glossa these works of Couperin’s full maturity, demonstrating the composer’s spiritual and mischievous tendencies in equal measure (as well as his own mastery of the subtleties of the gamba).

As well as the Plainte from the Tenth Concert Royal, there are two full Concerts from the collection entitled Les Goûts Réunis which ask for two violas da gamba. These are included alongside what may have been Couperin’s final works, the two sets of the Pièces de violes which, being supplied with a figured bass, call upon for the involvement of other instruments such as theorbo and harpsichord. Considered by the booklet essay writer, Philippe Beaussant, to be ranked as one of Couperin’s masterpieces, the second Suite (which lay undiscovered for almost 250 years) contains an astonishing pair of pieces called Pompe funèbre (Couperin’s musical testament?) and La Chemise blanche.

Paolo Pandolfo is joined in this recording – made in the French village of Rasteau – by a second gamba player in Amélie Chemin, as well as by frequent collaborators from recent years in Thomas Boysen (theorbo, Baroque guitar) and Markus Hünninger (harpsichord).

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