Atsushi Sakaï, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau & Isabelle Saint-Yves - Couperin: Pièces de viole (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:47 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them commune on stage. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they worship: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was, with Marin Marais, one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces and died in 1745 in Mantes where he had moved in 1731, after having suffered serious financial setbacks, especially in the course of Law’s bankruptcy. Aside from a few handwritten pieces copied in the collections of other composers, Forqueray’s pieces have been lost.