CVS046 - Double CD - Suite d’un goût étranger
CVS046 - Double CD - Suite d’un goût étranger CVS046 - Double CD - Suite d’un goût étranger

Double CD - Suite d’un goût étranger

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From the Tartarine to the Arabesque, not forgetting the Amériquaine, let yourself be transported to various countries with exquisite perfumes and sensations. Dance merrily with the Feste Champêtre, and ramble to La Rêveuse... A true "à la Marésienne" trip that will appeal to all! 


Ensemble Près de votre oreille
Robin Pharo, viola da gamba and direction

Ronald Martin Alonso, viola da gamba
Simon Waddell, theorbo
Thibaut Roussel, theorbo and baroque guitar
Loris Barrucand, harpsichord and organ
Ronan Khalil, harpsichord and organ

Marin Marais (1656-1728)

At the height of his career as a viola da gamba player, Marais published this Suite d’un goût étranger (Suite with a Foreign Flavour) in 1717, a veritable voyage of initiation into the most unexpected musical styles. He paints a portrait of the art of the viola da gamba at the French court, which is almost avant-garde in its audacity. Louis XIV heard these pieces in the latter part of his life, and must have been absolutely delighted with this string of ‘dazzling precious stones’: Tourbillon, Bijou, Tartarine, Asmatique, Sauterelle, Américaine, Caustique, Badinage, Arabesque, Fougade, Bizarre, and finally Labyrinthe, illustrating just how much one can be absorbed in pleasure in the 30 exotic ports of call of this odyssey, of which Robin Pharo is the pilot, at the head of a valiant crew which knows in turn how to be perky, puckish languid and virtuosic!

Recorded from Monday, September 7 to Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Villefavard farm in Limousin.


Booklet in French, English, German - Duration : CD 1 : 42’47 - CD 2 : 46’44

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