8 CD | Lossless | Covers | 2.05 GB
FLAC | Covers | ATMA | 2001/2004
Sainte-Colombe is a musical mystery: ‘Tous le matins du monde’ uses just a couple of real details to create a fictional account of a dour widower. As the liner notes tell us, he also was not Dautrecourt de Sainte-Colombe, a viole teacher of Lyon. He was most likely Jean de Sainte-Colombe, a middle-class independent musician and teacher from the Paris suburbs, and a Protestant too.
The works of contemporary French composers are usually for a single viole but viole duos are not without precedent – Lyra viol duos were popular in England in the seventeenth century and Schenck’s ‘Nymphs of the Rhine’ (coming soon) consists of suites for two violes without bass. However, these duos are unlike the Sainte-Colombe’s French-style character pieces in which mood and a conversational style take precedence over counterpoint and formality.
Les Voix humaines play these pieces superbly with great sympathy for the music. The Concerts are quite varied in emotion, not all portraying loss and regret in a way a less comprehensive survey of the 67 Concerts could suggest.
Les Voix Humaines
(basse de viole à 6 cordes Barak Norman, Londres 1703)
(basse de viole à 7 cordes Bernard Prunier, Paris 1982 d'après Colichon)
Le Sérieux changeant
Tombeau les Regrets
Gigue en bourrasque
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...