La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV | Naxos 8579083

La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8579083

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 12th February 2021

Contents

Works

Barre, Michel de la

Pieces for transverse flute and continuo, Book 2
» Suite no.9 in G major 'Sonate L'Inconnue'

Clerambault, Louis-Nicolas

Sonata VIIa in E minor 'Le Magnifique'

Couperin, Francois

Les Gouts Reunis or Nouveaux Concerts
» no.13 in G major (version for 2 flutes in D major)
Recueil d'airs serieux et a boire
» Vous qui craignez que l'Amour

Dornel, Louis-Antoine

Flute Suite in B minor, op.2 no.2
» III Sarabande 'La Descosteaux'

Hotteterre, Jacques

Recueil d'airs serieux et a boire
» J'ecoutois autrefois - Double. Je n'entens qu'a regret
Trio Sonatas Book 1 (6), op.3
» no.2 in D major

Lambert, Michel

Airs a 1-4 parties

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Le triomphe de l'amour
» Ritournelle pour Diane

Marais, Marin

Pieces en trio
» Suite in G minor (excerpts)

Rebille, Philbert

Suite de danses
» no.99 Menuet

Visee, Robert de

Pieces de Theorbe et de Luth
» Suite no.9 in E minor: IV Sarabande

Artists

Barthold Kuijken (flute)
Immanuel Davis (flute)
Arnie Tanimoto (viola da gamba)
Donald Livingston (harpsichord)

Works

Barre, Michel de la

Pieces for transverse flute and continuo, Book 2
» Suite no.9 in G major 'Sonate L'Inconnue'

Clerambault, Louis-Nicolas

Sonata VIIa in E minor 'Le Magnifique'

Couperin, Francois

Les Gouts Reunis or Nouveaux Concerts
» no.13 in G major (version for 2 flutes in D major)
Recueil d'airs serieux et a boire
» Vous qui craignez que l'Amour

Dornel, Louis-Antoine

Flute Suite in B minor, op.2 no.2
» III Sarabande 'La Descosteaux'

Hotteterre, Jacques

Recueil d'airs serieux et a boire
» J'ecoutois autrefois - Double. Je n'entens qu'a regret
Trio Sonatas Book 1 (6), op.3
» no.2 in D major

Lambert, Michel

Airs a 1-4 parties

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Le triomphe de l'amour
» Ritournelle pour Diane

Marais, Marin

Pieces en trio
» Suite in G minor (excerpts)

Rebille, Philbert

Suite de danses
» no.99 Menuet

Visee, Robert de

Pieces de Theorbe et de Luth
» Suite no.9 in E minor: IV Sarabande

Artists

Barthold Kuijken (flute)
Immanuel Davis (flute)
Arnie Tanimoto (viola da gamba)
Donald Livingston (harpsichord)

About

This programme portrays the ‘birth’ of the flute in France in the late 17th century and the following 40 years of its life as a new and fashionable instrument. A famous patron of the arts, King Louis XIV gathered elite composers and musicians to create the refinement, elegance and good taste that was demanded at his Paris Court. From the early petites pièces to more virtuoso suites and sonatas with their ornamented lyricism and grand dance rhythms, the mellow, robust and almost husky sounds of flutes from this period blend and weave around each other like the voices of two singers.

With the emergence of historically informed performances and a dramatic increase in quality of reproduction instruments based on models from the period, there is now a firm and substantial fanbase for releases of this kind. This is a programme that includes world premiere recordings, alongside musicians whose names stand as a firm guarantee of musical excellence.

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