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Marais: Deuxieme Livre de Pieces de Viole

By Marin Marais

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Composed by Marin Marais (1656-1728). Classical. CD. Naxos #RIC408. Published by Naxos (NX.RIC408).

Item Number: NX.RIC408

Compiled from pieces that were clearly composed much earlier as well as from more recent works, the Deuxieme Livre pays homage to its two masters and calls for tonalities that it had not yet employed; it evokes the past and the great lutenists of that time with the Pavane and yet also contains important innovations. It is truly a transitional work: published at the very dawn of the century, it opened the doors to the important stylistic changes that French music would undergo during the Age of Enlightenment. After studying the recorder, piano and double bass, Francois Joubert-Caillet studied the viola da gamba with Paolo Pandolfo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he equally studied baroque improvisation with Rudolf Lutz. He was awarded First Prize as well as the Public's Award at the Bruges International Chamber Music competition. Francois Joubert-Caillet has played with numerous formations with whom he has recorded for the labels Ricercar, Harmonia Mundi, Ambronay, K617, ZigZag Territoires, Arcana, Winter&Winter, Aparte, Glossa, Sony, Naive, etc. Francois Joubert-Caillet leads L'Acheron with which he performs in several formations, in particular the viol consort.

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