CVS043 - CD - Suite à deux violes égales
CVS043 - CD - Suite à deux violes égalesCVS043 - CD - Suite à deux violes égales

CD - Suites à deux violes esgales

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From the master Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe to the prestigious pupil Marin Marais, relive the passionate history of viola suites. From affliction to joy, from love to regret, the heart moves as one listens to these notes that made the beautiful days of this memorable instrument.


Myriam Rignol & Mathilde Vialle, viola da gamba
Thibaut Roussel, theorbo and baroque guitar

Julien Wolfs, harpsichord
Etienne Lemoyne, Louis Marchand

Jean de Sainte-Colombe (1640-1700)

 Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Two viola da gamba players, two inspired soloists, two major composers of the century of Louis XIV: Marais and Sainte Colombe. What could be more sensually French? When Sainte-Colombe published his Concerts à deux violes esgales, he made two almost human voices sing together, their complaints almost religious, and touched the heart with his poetry and perfection. His disciple Marin Marais found new colours in his viol duets, and a more dramatic discourse: the autumn of the Great King's life was immersed in this sumptuous music, so closely linked to the spirit of the French Court. To bring this intimate Versailles back to life, Mathilde Vialle and Myriam Rignol take us into the mysterious harmonies of two violes esgales… all the way to the famous Couplets de Folies !

Recorded from June 10 to June 14 2020 at Salle des Actes du Collège Victor Hugo de Besançon

 Booklet in french, english, german - Duration: 79'39

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