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Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745) & Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782): Pièces de viola with basse continuo / Paolo Pandolfo, viola; Guido Balestracci, viola; Rolf Lislvand, theorbo, Edwardo Egüez, theorbo; Giudo Morini, harpsichord

Album Summary

>Forqueray, Antoine : Pieces de viole & continuo, Book 1, 5 suites (1747)
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Notes & Reviews:

Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray represent the two leading figures from the world of the French viola da gamba with - in the opinion of a contemporary in Hubert Le Blanc - the former playing like an angel and the latter like a devil. And fiendishly difficult to play, of course, are many of the pieces brought together in the volume prepared by Jean-Baptiste Forqueray ("le fils") in 1747, two years after the death of his father, and drawn from sketches and memories. Glossa is now bringing back into circulation - in a newly-prepared edition - the recording which introduced Paolo Pandolfo to the label, where he was joined by a starry group of fellow performers in Guido Balestracci, Rolf Lislevand, Eduardo EgŁez and Guido Morini. A legendary album, one which confirmed Pandolfo, now some twenty years ago, as one of the greatest viola da gambists of our own present times.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Montevarchi di Arezzo, Italy (02/1994/04/1995).


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>Forqueray, Antoine : Pieces de viole & continuo, Book 1, 5 suites (1747)
  • Performers: Guido Balestracci (Viola da gamba); Eduardo Egüez (Theorbo); Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba); Rolf Lislevand (Theorbo); Guido Morini (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque