Born in Paris in 1705, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain is, together with Leclair, Guignon and, of course, Rameau, one of the most distinguished representatives of the gallant music popular in 18th century France, although, in many countries, he is perhaps the least well-known of those named. The term “gallant music” has, ever since it became fashionable, been used to describe a courtesan style, that is, in the style of court musicians, which sought to delight and to please, with an apparent lightness that is characteristic of this music. But in the France of the Age of Enlightenment, the...+ info
Andrés Cea, órgano y claviórgano
The town of Marchena, 45 km. east of Seville, is located in the countryside, the gentle rolling hills of olive trees, cereals and sunflowers. With its 20,000 inhabitants, retains air more typical of the people of Seville with the best values of its past. His village is stretched around the sun occupied the Palace of Arcos's house and was the center of one of the oldest estates in Seville. Marchena lay in private musical chapel of the Dukes of Arcos in which exercised its teaching, among others, the great musician Cristobal de Morales between 1548 and 1551. The six organs preserved in Marche...+ info
Chiara Banchini, violín
Françoise Lengellé, clavecin
Marianne Muller, viola da gamba
When Rameau published his Pièces de clavecin en concerts in 1741, he was already recognised as a composer and was a respected theoretician. In 1728, the year in which the Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin were published, he had abandoned instrumental music to devote all of his energies to Opera. The year 1733 symbolises his resounding entrance onto the lyrical stage with the creation of Hippolyte et Aricie, and it was a stage he was not to leave until his death in 1764. With the exception of La Dauphine, a harpsichord piece written in 1747 for the marriage of the Dauphin, th...+ info
The soprano Mariví Blasco, accompanied by theorbo Juan Carlos Rivera, we are immersed in the Italian Seicento music with Arias and Cantatas of Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Landi, Benedetto Ferrari, Barbara Strozzi, Domenico Mazzocchi and Giulio Caccini. An remarkable performance of exceptional music.
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