Forqueray: Ou Les Tournanents De L'ame
Label: _Accords Croises
Michèle Devérité (clavecin), Kaori Uemura (viole de gambe), Ricardo Rodriguez (viole de gambe continuo) & Ryo Terakado (violon)
Harpsichordist Michèle Dévérité, in concert with Ryo Terakado and Kaori Uemura, presents the complete surviving works of Antoine Forqueray and his son, Jean-Baptiste. Augmented by musical tributes from famous (and not so famous) composers of their day, along with readings by Nicolas Lormeau of the Comédie-Française, this body of work is remarkable as much for its poetry and vitality, its virtuosity and sensuality, as for its many unanswered questions. Once the pride and joy of the Sun King, the sumptuous music on this boxed set is bound to charm the connoisseurs of today!