Le Constant et l’Infidelle

ATMA (ACD 2 2106)
Sainte-Colombe, Marin Marais

French chamber music of the 17th century, and perharps more partucularly these remarkable compositions by Marin Marais and Sainte-Colombe for two bass viols, can be said to reveal the other side of the ‘Grand siècle’. This music reflects the growing taste for private pleasures, taking the form of a somewhat studious distraction, making use of a language which is at once moving and discreet, evorking a world where freedom and intimacy go hand in hand.

Much recommended for outstanding playing and unusual repertoire.” Early Music Magazine

Susie Napper & Margaret Little, violas da gamba

Available at Atma Classique

Excerpt: “Le Précipité” by Sainte-Colombe