Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette – Francois Couperin – Pieces de violes, 1728 (2012)

Composer: Francois Couperin

Composition: Pieces de violes, 1728

Performers: Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette

Released: AliaVox / 2012

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This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet. (source:

01 – Premiere suite- I. Prelude
02 – II. Allemande legere
03 – III. Courante
04 – IV. Sarabande grave
05 – V. Gavotte
06 – VI. Gigue
07 – VII. Passacaille ou Chaconne

08 – Deuxieme suite- I. Prelude
09 – II. Fuguete
10 – III. Pompe funebre
11 – IV. La Chemise blanche

JORDI SAVALL, basse de viole à sept cordes
TON KOOPMAN, clavecin
ARIANE MAURETTE, basse de viole

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