La Royalle: Music for French Kings & Courtiers | Delphian DCD34111

La Royalle: Music for French Kings & Courtiers


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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34111

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 5th November 2012



Gordon Ferriesí fifth solo disc for Delphian spans two centuries of music for kings and courtiers. Performing on four instruments matched to the periods in question, and captured in sumptuous recorded sound, Ferries takes in the chansons and elegant counterpoint of 16th-century Franceís cultivated humanist courts and the exquisite melancholy and refined dance forms from the private chambers of Louis XIVís Versailles, and investigates the place of guitar music at the heart of the decadence, sexual intrigue and Baroque splendour of Charles IIís Restoration court.

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