Forqueray: "Pieces de Viole mises en Pieces de Clavecin" - Complete Works for Harpsichord
 
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Forqueray: "Pieces de Viole mises en Pieces de Clavecin" - Complete Works for Harpsichord

10 Jun 2011

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Ire. Suite, I Allemande. La Laborde. Noblement et avec Sentiment
5:26
2
Ire. Suite, II La Forqueray. Vivement et d'aplomb
3:44
3
Ire. Suite, III La Cottin. Galamment sans lenteur
2:39
4
Ire. Suite, IV La Bellmont. Avec Gout et sans lenteur
3:51
5
Ire. Suite, V La Portugaise. Marqué et d'aplomb
3:39
6
Ire. Suite, VI La Couperin. Noblement et marqué
4:25
7
IIe. Suite, I La Bouron. Vivement et détaché
3:18
8
IIe. Suite, II La Mandoline. Point trop vite et d'aplomb
4:10
9
IIe. Suite, III La du Breüil. Louré
4:02
10
IIe. Suite, IV La Leclair. Tres vivement et détaché
3:02
11
IIe. Suite, V La Buisson Chaconne. Gratieusement
5:33
12
IIIe. Suite, I La Ferrand. Détaché, et d'une belle éxécution
4:43
13
IIIe. Suite, II La Regente. Noblement et Soutenu
4:28
14
IIIe. Suite, III La Tronchin. Mouvement aisé
3:48
15
IIIe. Suite, IV *La Angrave. Tres vivement
2:47
16
IIIe. Suite, V *La du Vaucel. Tres tendrement
4:42
17
IIIe. Suite, VI La Eynaud. Fierement
2:40
18
IIIe. Suite, VII *La Morangis ou La Plissay. Mouvement de Chaconne
7:40
Disc 2
1
IVe. Suite, I La Marella. Vivement et Marque
3:09
2
IVe. Suite, II La Clément. Noblement et détaché
3:48
3
IVe. Suite, III Sarabande. La D'aubonne
4:18
4
IVe. Suite, IV La Bournonville. Mouvement elevé
2:57
5
IVe. Suite, V La Saincy. Gracieusement et avec Esprit
2:57
6
IVe. Suite, VI Le Carillon de Passy. Légérement sans vitesse
2:41
7
IVe. Suite, La Latour. D'un mouvement unpeu plus vif que la précédente pièce
1:54
8
IVe. Suite, Le Carillon, d.c.
3:03
9
Ve. Suite, I La Rameau. Majesteusement
3:36
10
Ve. Suite, II La Guignon. Vivement et détaché
4:45
11
Ve. Suite, III La Léon. Sarabande. Tendrement
4:29
12
Ve. Suite, IV La Boisson. Vivement, les pincés bien soutenûs
3:57
13
Ve. Suite, V La Montigni. Galamment sans lenteur
3:11
14
Ve. Suite, VI La Sylva. Tres tendrement
5:31
15
Ve. Suite, VII Jupiter. Modérément
3:43


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Jun 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Simax Classics
  • Copyright: 2011 Deutschlandradio/Grappa Musikkforlag AS
  • Total Length: 2:08:36
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  • ASIN: B0051QVJJE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,826 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forqueray harpsichord suites - 1747 24 July 2011
By r.b.
Format:Audio CD
There is little to add to what the other excellent review here explains.These 5 suites that were published in 1747 are among the finest harpsichord music of the late Baroque and are almost certainly from the pen of Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and NOT from his father Antoine.It is well known that Antoine was highly jealous of his sons formidable skills on the bass viol/gamba,so much so that he had him imprisoned and wanted him exiled from France simply because he couldn't bear the thought of his son being more famous than himself.These wonderful suites were published in 2 versions - for lead bass viol with a continuo of a 2nd bass viol/harpsichord but also for solo harpsichord alone.It's the solo harpsichord version that has become the most popular just as it was at the time of publication and as Jean Baptiste Forqueray was an expert gamba player it's seems plausible that his wife,herself an excellent harpsichordist,had a hand in the transcription for that particular instrument.

There are a number of recording's of this music available but none that matches Ketil Haugsand's.His deep understanding of Baroque practice combined with AUTHENTIC tempos make listening an absolute pleasure,as other performances i have heard are generally played too fast for comfort.

This is a splendid achievement by Ketil Haugsand,a master interpreter of Baroque harpsichord repertoire and Bach in particular - check out his recordings of the Goldberg Variations and Partitas as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Forqueray from Ketil Haugsand 23 July 2011
By Stephen Midgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a superb recording by any standards. For a start, the music is quite remarkable, both in its character and because of the circumstances in which it arose. These five suites for harpsichord have traditionally been attributed to Antoine Forqueray - understandably so because, when his son Jean-Baptiste Forqueray published them in 1747, soon after his father's death, he described them as works for viol written by his father and transcribed by him, young Forqueray, for harpsichord. But in fact the case has been made convincingly, both in this set's fascinating sleeve-notes and elsewhere, that the pieces are mostly or even entirely the work of young Jean-Baptiste - quite possibly with the participation of his wife Marie-Rose, herself a brilliant keyboard player. Now the elder Forqueray was well known to have been an extremely disagreeable character who, for example - and very unusually compared to most families of musicians - was insanely jealous of his son's outstanding talents, and altogether had behaved quite appallingly towards his family including his own wife and son. So quite why Forqueray junior would want to give his vindictive parent credit for anything, let alone these magnificent suites, nobody knows; but there you go.

Be that as it may, these brilliant works are superb examples of the French baroque keyboard suite, and of late baroque music in general. J.-B. Forqueray's music is dramatic, imaginative, capricious, deeply thoughtful, and remarkably addictive. And, what is more, Norwegian harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand is in every way equal to the task, bringing style, energy, insight, dazzling brilliance and a supremely delicate touch to these works.
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