This programme performed by Cordevento offers exquisite little pearls taken from the French Baroque. In the stylistic development of the Baroque, France played a very specific role due to Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King. Even the instruments used by Cordevento had undergone a major development in France. The three-part recorder as we know it today was invented and perfected by the Hotteterre family. The Baroque guitar was so popular that even the Sun King was a talented player. And the French harpsichord repertoire, including the works of Jean-Henri d’Anglebrert, for example, is of the highest conceivable level.
Listen to the stunning subtleties of exciting Baroque dances and limitless ornamentation!
Artists and performers
Jean Marie Leclair - Sonata in g minor, Opus 9
Francesco Corbetta - Caprices de Chacone in C dor guitar solo
Jacques (Martin) Hotteterre - Troisième suitte in G Major (selection)
Jean-Henri d’Anglebert - Passacaille for harpsichord solo
Jean-Fery Rebel - Sonate cinquième in D Major
François Couperin - Neuvième Concert, Intitulé Ritratto dell’amore in E Major
François Couperin - Petit morceau pour flageolet d’oiseau' for recorder solo
Francesco Corbetta - Passacaille in g minor for guitarsolo
Pierre Danican Philidor - Cinquième Suitte in e minor