Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Marin Marais, Anonymous, Bartolomeo Tromboncino|
Marais: Viol Music for the Sun King
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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Good, though some room for improvement
another reader | 05/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is generally very very nice. I think this is only my 2nd cd with Marais music on it so I was interested to see if it was as good as the Marais stuff on Jordi Savall's Tous les Matins du Monde. I would say that I liked it about as much as that cd, except for the Couplets de Folies. On that track I thought the viol was too low in the mix. It wasn't "front and centre" like it is in Savall's version. Of the rest of the pieces on the disc the D major suite (tracks 5-10) is definitely my favourite; it's mostly slow & simltaneously happy & sad somehow. I think the other two suites are almost as good."
Great Baroque Music
John C. Hitchen | Berkeley, CA USA | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another outstanding Naxos recording of hauntingly beautiful viola da gamba music from the era of great French kings and queens. Although the artists and recordings may not be the finest available, they are certainly fine enough for all but the most critical enthusiasts.If you really like these, search out the more expensive versions and double your pleasure!"