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By Fred Jacobs, Mieneke van der Velden, and Wieland Kuijken. By Marin Marais (1656-1728). Region: 0; MPAA Rating: NR. Classical. 1 listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.RAM1407).
Item Number: NX.RAM1407
A noteworthy fact: Marais, in his five books of Pieces de
viole, published only two suites for two viols and continuo.
Aside from the two suites for three viols (Book IV), all the
other pieces are intended for the solo instrument with accompaniment
of harpsichord, theorbo or a second viol in
These two particular suites are both found in Book I (1686).
The addition of a second solo viol reinforces the character
of the various parts: especially in the slow sections, Marais
ideally emphasizes the sound of the two viols with long
sostenuto lines and poignant dissonances. The Tombeau
pour Mr. Meliton constitutes the absolute height of this.
After Mieneke van der Velden's recordings Hommages and
Images, Dialogues completes the picture of the imposing
sound world of Marin Marais's music, magnified by the
collaboration with the master Wieland Kuijken.
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