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Paolo Pandolfo - Marais: Grand Ballet (2002)

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Paolo Pandolfo - Marais: Grand Ballet (2002)

Paolo Pandolfo - Marais: Grand Ballet (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 69:45+20:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD920406 | Recorded: 2001

Grand ballet is an apt title for Paolo Pandolfo’s latest release, reflecting not only Marais’s predilection for dance music but also the fact that he was reported to play the viol ‘with his bow always in the air’. The same might be said of Paolo Pandolfo, whose lithe, balletic style and iridescent sound distinguish him from his peers. He’s supported, too, by a brilliant continuo group, whose daring, stylish realisations contribute to performances which are at once ebullient and intoxicating.

Hille Perl, Lee Santana - Marais: Les Voix Humaines (2007)

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Hille Perl, Lee Santana - Marais: Les Voix Humaines (2007)

Hille Perl, Lee Santana - Marais: Les Voix Humaines (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 73:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 88697169212 | Recorded: 2007

Viele versuchen es, aber wenige erreichen es: das Kunststück, als Popkünstler und Alte-Musik-Experten zu gleicher Zeit authentisch zu wirken. Dass sie zu denen gehört, die es erreicht hat, macht Hille Perl zur Ausnahmekünstlerin. Mögen sie und ihr Partner Lee Santana sich auch inszenieren – in ihrem Spiel gelingt der stets schwarz gekleideten Rotweinliebhaberin eine so vollkommen natürliche Verbindung zwischen Sinnlichkeit und melancholischer Endzeitbetrachtung, dass moderne und barocke Lebenslust, heutige Weltflucht und barockes Memento mori zu einem Lebensgefühl zu verschmelzen scheinen.

Spectre de la Rose - Marin Marais: Viol Music for the Sun King (1995)

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Spectre de la Rose - Marin Marais: Viol Music for the Sun King (1995)

Spectre de la Rose - Marin Marais: Viol Music for the Sun King (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 68:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553081 | Recorded: 1994

The second Naxos collection from Spectre de la Rose is even more attractive than the first, and it is even better recorded. It even includes a rare work in which the violin takes the lead (the Sonate à la Marésienne), although the embroidering gamba partner takes the lion’s share of bravura. It is a most attractive work and is played here with real sparkle, while the following Suite in D also shows Marais at this most attractively inventive. Les Voix humaines is deeply pitched, and even the Couplets de folies is far from light-hearted. Spectre de la Rose are experts in this filed and play most persuasively throughout.

Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)

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Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)

Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 575 Mb | Total time: 52:04+54:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0630 10702-2 | Recorded: 1994, 1995

Here is a very special recording devoted to early 18th-century dance music for which we have recently rediscovered choreographies from the period. Such a discovery may well come as a surprise, since it is not generally realised that, long before the proliferation of various 20th-century systems of dance notation, an earlied system had already been invented and them forgotten, only to be rediscovered within the last few years.

Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines, Deuxième Livre (1701), Deuxième Partie (2010)

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Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines, Deuxième Livre (1701), Deuxième Partie (2010)

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocelier, Hélène Decoin, Philippe Suzanne - Marin Marais: Les Voix Humaines, Deuxième Livre (1701), Deuxième Partie (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 61:38+61:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | Lidi 0301218-10 | Recorded: 2010

Un disque qui s’inscrit dans l’intégrale des pièces de viole de Marin Marais, comprenant deux suites en ré majeur et sol majeur avec, en particulier, la très belle pièce intitulée Les voix humaines, toute d’intériorité et de gravité, hymne à la voix humaine et à l’instrument qui, à l’époque, s’en approchait le plus, la viole. La viole, seule, ou associée à d’autres instruments, la musique en général qui transcende la parole, qui enhardit, qui bouleverse, charme et aide à vivre ce compositeur admiré de la cour du Roi Soleil et de l’Europe entière, qui s’interroge sur les questions fondamentales de la vie, de la mort, du destin. L’essence des autres pièces est, avant tout, celle des musiques de danse, rythmées et jubilatoires. Une musique parfaitement interprétée, des danses mais aussi une méditation qui est un des moments forts de l’œuvre de Marin Marais.

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Marin Marais: Alcione - Suites des airs a jouer [1706] (2014)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Marin Marais: Alcione - Suites des airs a jouer [1706] (2014)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Marin Marais: Alcione - Suites des airs à joüer [1706] (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 52:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ALIA VOX | # AVSA 9903 | Recorded: 1993

Alcione's first performance took place at the Theatre du Palais Royal in Paris on February 18, 1706. Alongside Semele, it is the only opera composed by Marin Marais. Shortly after the premiere, Marais gathered together the most beautiful tunes, including the famous Tempest, and composed four instrumental suites. Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall revel in the rich colors of these vivid scores. Originally released on the Astree label, Alia Vox has reissued this superb recording as part of its Heritage series. In addition to deluxe packaging and a richly documented booklet, the release has been remastered and now features state-of-the-art multichannel audio.

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais: Pieces de viole du Second Livre, 1701 (2003)

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Jordi Savall - Marin Marais: Pieces de viole du Second Livre, 1701 (2003)

Jordi Savall - Marin Marais: Pièces de viole du Second Livre, 1701 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 422 Mb | Total time: 66:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AVSA9872 | Recorded: 2003

Like many of his contemporaries, Marin Marais has paid the price of his proximity to some outstandingly brilliant musicians. Between Lully and Rameau we can still cite Charpentier, Delalande, Campra and François Couperin. But what about the others? The Destouches, Mouret and Marais pale beside the stars of a fertile era which was rocked by controversy. The school of harpsichordists and organists, who were no match for Lully’s vocal art, are still represented in the repertoire of present-day performers: D’Anglebert, Lebègue, Dandrieu, Grigny and Clérambault are still played on our instruments. But Marin Marais had the misfortune not only to compose operas in Lully’s domain, but also to devote the bulk of his art to an instrument which was being eclipsed by the advance of the violin family… namely, the VIOLA DA GAMBA or the BASS VIOL. And it is only recently that we have rediscovered the specific manner of playing this instrument as well as the composers who wrote for it.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Marin Marais: Alcyone (1990)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Marin Marais: Alcyone (1990)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Marin Marais: Alcyone (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 796 Mb | Total time: 53:56+47:15+54:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2292-45522-2 | Recorded: 1990

Marin Marais (1656-1728)est ajourd'hui célèbre grâce au fabuleux corpus de pièces pour violes de gambe qu'il nous a laissé et qui ont été remises à l'honneur avec le célèbre film "Tous les matins du monde" et les disques de Jordi Savall Mais Marais a aussi écrit 4 opéras dont Alcione, le meilleur d'entre eux.
Avant son enregistrement, celui-ci avait la réputation d'être digne des chefs-d'oeuvre de Lully et annonciateur des splendeurs ramistes, mais pour certains figé dans les règles passéistes du grand style français et refusant malencontreusement les harmonies italianisantes chères à Campra et Charpentier.

Herve Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marin Marais: Semele (2008)

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Herve Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marin Marais: Semele (2008)

Herve Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marin Marais: Sémélé (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 695 Mb | Total time: 75:59+61:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # 921614 | Recorded: 2007

For his latest recording directing Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet has revived Sémélé by Marin Marais – the final opera by one of the leading composers from the reign of Louis XIV. Known above all for his compositions for the viola da gamba, Marais the composer was at the same time the author of a number of tragédies lyriques which he wrote for the Académie royale de Musique. Even to this day it has only been Alcyone which has attracted the attention of music lovers and musicians. Yet Sémélé – first performed in 1709 – arrives now full of music to charm and seduce the listener: a sparkling prologue honouring Bacchus, a set of arias with a freshly-minted appeal, a marvellously inventive diabolical scene, divertissements rich in character; all this leading up to an earthquake scene memorably anticipating the later work of Rameau. For all lovers of glorious baroque music, here is now the opportunity to discover and enjoy a masterpiece which has lain in theshadows for the last three centuries.