Marais: Le Labyrinthe / Pandolfo
PANDOLFO BOYSEN MEYERSON
Paolo Pandolfo is no doubt one of Glossa’s key artists. Still on the label since he joined it in 1995, this recording of a selection of works by Marin Marais was a milestone in his career. Rarely has this repertoire been played with such an energy and attention to detail, with such a magic in all its many special moments. An all-star setup including Thomas Boysen, Mitzi Meyerson and Pedro Estevan tells us about the labyrinth at Versailles, the bells of Paris or a painful surgery. Among the many unforgettable moments are Pandolfo’s reading of the Tombeau pour Marais le Cadet and the Chaconne. Paolo Pandolfo began his research in the field of Renaissance and Baroque music idioms around 1979 together with violinist Enrico Gatti and harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini. In 1982 he became a member of J.Savall’s ensemble Hesperion XX and played with him until 1990 throughout the world, and making dozens of recordings. In 1990, after the huge success of his first recording as a soloist he was nominated as Professor of viola da gamba at his alma mater, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel.