Marais - Premier livre des Pieces de viole | Ricercar RIC379

Marais - Premier livre des Pieces de viole

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Label: Ricercar

Cat No: RIC379

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 19th May 2017



Francois Joubert-Caillet (viola da gamba)


Marais, Marin

Pieces de viole, Book 1


Francois Joubert-Caillet (viola da gamba)


Here is the start of a great adventure: the complete recording of the five books of Pièces de viole of Marin Marais. The First Book, published in 1686, contains a dozen suites, two of which are scored for two bass viols and continuo. It also features a very moving Tombeau for ‘Monsieur Méliton’, probably one of Marais’s teachers, and a set of variations on a theme given to the composer by an ‘estranger’, which foreshadows one of the principal compositions of his Second Book, the Couplets des Folies d’Espagne.

François Joubert-Caillet studied viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum with Paolo Pandolfo with whom he also studied the ancient improvisations, as well as Rudolf Lutz. He won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music in Bruges and gives concerts, recitals and masterclasses in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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