Pieces De Viole & Concerts 3 & 33

Mieneke Van Der Velden

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Gamba players have a healthy respect for Franois Couperin’s ‘Pices de Viole’; they are not pieces to be casually included in one’s repertoire. Couperin himself was not a gamba player, and he wrote these impressive suites without realizing the technical consequences of his writing; sometimes it takes the performer a long time to find an adequate fingering or bowing. Besides, it is impossible to make a selection of the ‘Pices de Viole’ for a program (as one could, for example, with the compositions of Marin Marais, which fill five books), because only two suites for gamba and continuo by Couperin have survived. Either you play the complete suites, or you don’t play them at all. Nevertheless, we have decided to perform these pieces; the hard work which they demand is amply rewarded by the greatness and sheer richness of the music.

Tracklist

1.
Premiere Suite - Prelude
03:33
2.
Premiere Suite - Allemande Legere
02:37
3.
Premiere Suite - Courante
02:05
4.
Premiere Suite - Sarabande grave
02:52
5.
Premiere Suite - Gavotte
02:47
6.
Premiere Suite - Gigue
02:32
7.
Premiere Suite - Passacaille ou Chaconne
06:07
8.
Onzieme Concert - Majestuesement
01:56
9.
Onzieme Concert - Seconde Allemande
02:41
10.
Onzieme Concert - Deuxieme Courante
02:31
11.
Onzieme Concert - Sarabande tres grave
03:57
12.
Onzieme Concert - Rondeau
02:01
13.
Onzieme Concert - Gigue Lourée
02:46
14.
Troisiéme Concert - Prelude
02:16
15.
Troisiéme Concert - Allemande
02:09
16.
Troisiéme Concert - Courante
02:21
17.
Troisiéme Concert - Sarabande grave
03:36
18.
Troisiéme Concert - Muzette
02:49
19.
Troisiéme Concert - Chaconne Légere
04:01
20.
Deuxiéme Suite - Prelude
02:46
21.
Deuxiéme Suite - Fuguette
02:33
22.
Deuxiéme Suite - Pompe Funebre
04:35
23.
Deuxiéme Suite - La Chemise Blanche
03:45

Total time: 01:09:16

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

DCS A/D DSD / DCS DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands November 2001

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Awards

SKU

18302

Release Date May 5, 2014
SKU 18302

Press reviews

Klassieke Zaken

prachtige muziek voor de gamba … de musici zijn gelijkwaardige partners, de klavecimbel vult op creative wijze de ruimten tussen de noten van de gamba op.

Luister

rustig ademende muzikale lijnen …verrassende sonoreiteiten waarin de veelzijdigheid van de gambaklank maximaal tot uiting komt.

Classics Today

Couperin enthousiasts will equally delight in van der Velden and Wilsons exemplary performances. Highly recommended.

IHOS

This recording is maybe the only possibility to hear pardessus the viole, the smallest instrument of the viola da gamba family, smaller than the violin as we know it today the unique color of the instrument sounds directly and with details to the listener

Goldberg

Mieneke van der Velden turns in happily inspired performances of these works, with Glenn Wilson providing thoroughly idiomatic playing.

Fanfare

Its a bracing and exciting view of French baroque

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