Entre Paris et Versailles French chamber music in the 18th. century by Arion ensemble.

Entre Paris et Versailles


Arion ensemble
French chamber music in the 18th. C.
Composers: Jean-Marie Leclair, Jacques Hotteterre & Louis-Gabriel Guillemain
1985, FL2 3020

The flowering of modern chamber music may be said to have taken place in Paris in the early 18th. C. as the young and brighter intelectuals and artists escaped from the strict etiquette of Versailles. Arion bring us some first rate examples.
Claude Gingras, La Presse 1985

French baroque instrumental music is perilous to play because there are a myriad of details in ornamentation and texture to sort through, but the Ensemble Arion has penetrated its secrets. Good sound and presence.
American Record Guide (USA)

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Arion ensemble

See program notes here.

Jean-Marie LECLAIR (1697 – 1764)

Deuxième Récréation de musique Op. 8 for flute, violin and continuo in G minor (Paris, circa 1737).

Jacques HOTTETERRE (1674 – 1763)

Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 6 in G major.
(Sonates en trio pour deux dessus et basse continue, Paris 1712)

Louis-Gabriel GUILLEMAIN (1705 – 1771)

Sonata for flute, violin, viola da gamba and continuo Op. 17 No. 4 in D minor.
(Six sonates en quatuor ou Converstions galantes et amusantes, Paris 1756)

Arion ensemble

Claire Guimond, baroque flute
Chantal Rémillard, baroque violin
Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba
Hank Knox, Harpsichord

Recorded in March 1985 at All Saints Anglican Church, Peterborough, Ontario

Producer and engineer : Greg Pastic
Technical consultant : Bill Henniger
Assistant producer : Robin Minard
Tape editor : Ed Marshall
Photos : Jean Guimond
Graphic design and production : Luc Beauchemin, Jean-François Denis

Under exclusive  license with Enregistrement Analekta Recording Inc. All rights reserved.

Made in Canada

FL2 3020.