Marais: Badinages / Corriveau, Milnes

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Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2785
Format: CD

Milnes, Eric; Corriveau, Mélisande

Viola da gambist Melisande Corriveau and harpsichordist Eric Milnes reveal the richness of the bass viol in this new recording entirely devoted to French composer Marin Marais. Though Marin Marais worked for many years for the Academie Royale de Musique in France and composed four operas, his genius is linked above all with the bass viol. With its deep and somewhat husky voice, the bass viol offered a wide palette of colors and nuances. This duo’s previous album of French 18th century music, Pardessus de viole, was included in the CBC’s top ten.

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