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French Viol Muse, Part 1
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French Viol Muse, Part 1

Fri, June 12, 2020 7:00 PM, PDT

Marin Marais is the most beloved composer by players of the viola da gamba. He lived and worked for Louis XIV at the height of the French baroque era, and his music exemplifies the grace and delicacy of French music, as defined by his friend and colleague Jean Baptiste Lully. His five books of Pieces de Viole contain hundreds of dances, fantasies and character pieces, organized into suites by key. The techniques, decorations and musical idioms contained in these pieces were passed along by Marais to his students, several of whom became renowned viol players and composers themselves. These students include Charles Dollé, Jacques Morel, Louis de Caix-d’Hervelois, and of course his son Roland Marais.

We will perform for you music by Marais and his students, as well as the violinist Antoine Dauvergne, whose compositional styles reflect the evolving musical tastes of France under Louis XV.

Prepare to be transported to the court of Versailles, to dance and be moved by the gentle, refined and elegant music of the French baroque!

Program:

Marais’ Suite d’un Gout Etranger, or Suite in a Foreign Taste
his son Roland Marais’ Suite in C, amiable and friendly
his student Dollé’s Tombeau de Marais le Père, a memorial for the great teacher after his death,
and contemporary Dauvergne’s Opus 2 Sonata #1, a fun violin sonata from the tail end of the Baroque era.

Program

Guts baroque violin and 7-string bass viol

Marais’ Suite d’un Gout Etranger, or Suite in a Foreign Taste
his son Roland Marais’ Suite in C, amiable and friendly
his student Dollé’s Tombeau de Marais le Père, a memorial for the great teacher after his death,
and contemporary Dauvergne’s Opus 2 Sonata #1, a fun violin sonata from the tail end of the Baroque era.

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Sylvia Schwartz, over 1 year ago

Dear Sylvia and Nancy,

We had a little glitch with posting our program for this concert. The updated information is now visible on the event page. I'm reaching out to make sure what we'll be playing matches what you expected when you reserved your places—there was some erroneous information in the original details about piano improvisation and such.

We look forward to playing for you, and hope you'll enjoy the soulful, friendly, unique bass viol sound and the playful duo sonata!

Guts Baroque


Host

Sylvia Schwartz

Attendees

Lily Press Emcee
Sylvia V
Rachel Dunsmoor
Sheri Richardson
Elizabeth Bouve
Philip Friedel
Angela Jihee Kim
Bruce Teter
Sharon Bolles
Denys Carrillo
Leni Siegel
Marc Gerstein
Karin Pally
Margo schab
Jong Kim