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Robert de Visée: Pieces for guitar, performed on the magnificent Sabonai guitar of 1679 / Krishnasol Jimenez, guitar

Audio Samples

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 8 in G major (Livre de Guittarre Dédié au Roy, 1682)
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 11 in B minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar in G major
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 9 in D minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)

Album Summary

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 8 in G major (Livre de Guittarre Dédié au Roy, 1682)
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 11 in B minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar in G major
>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 9 in D minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This new recording features the magnificent Sabonari guitar, one of the few remaining guitars built in 1679 by Antonio Stradivari. Krishnasol Jimenez assisted with the restoration of the guitar, wrote the informative liner notes and the fascinating story of the Sabonari instrument, and plays with deep insight in the style of the French baroque music.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
The tone of the guitar is truly beautiful, and Jimenez's touch is elegant and graceful - very French, appropriate for the music of the court guitarist to Louis XIV. We have four suites, in F-sharp, B minor, G, and D minor - the last was the popular work of De Visee back when I was learning. The F-sharp Suite is marked accord nouveau, an indication that the work uses a special scordatura where the open strings form a major triad. This enables some interesting passages where scales are played on separate strings to give a harp-like effect. Jimenez presents a convincing, sometimes touching performance. His rhythmic flow reflects the natural inflections of the French language, and his ornamentation is perfect. One might only ask for a wider range of tone and dynamics. It's a joy to hear this instrument.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Convento dell'Annunziata., Rovato, Brescia, Italy (06/2012/09/2012).



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Works Details

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 8 in G major (Livre de Guittarre Dédié au Roy, 1682)
  • Performer: Krishnasol Jimenez (Guitar)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 11 in B minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)
  • Performer: Krishnasol Jimenez (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar in G major
  • Performer: Krishnasol Jimenez (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Visée, Robert de : Suite for guitar no 9 in D minor (Livre de Pièces pour la Guittarre, 1686)
  • Performer: Krishnasol Jimenez (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1686