La Magnifique / Various: La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV

Donald Livingston: La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV
Title: La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV
Artist: La Magnifique / Various
Label: Naxos
UPC: 747313908370
Genre: Pop

This programme portrays the 'birth' of the flute in France in the late 17th century and the following 40 years of it's life as a new and fashionable instrument. A famous patron of the arts, King Louis XIV gathered elite composers and musicians to create the refinement, elegance and good taste that was demanded at his Paris Court. From the early petites pièces to more virtuoso suites and sonatas with their ornamented lyricism and grand dance rhythms, the mellow, robust and almost husky sounds of flutes from this period blend and weave around each other like the voices of two singers.

1.1 Simphonia No. 7 in E Minor, "Sonata detta La Magnifique"
1.2 1.   I. [Prélude]
1.3 2.   II. Allegro
1.4 3.   III. Adagio
1.5 4.   IV. Sarabande
1.6 5.   V. Gigue
1.7 6.   VI. Allegro
1.8 7.   Le Triomphe de l'Amour: Ritournelle pour Diane
1.9 8.   Airs à 1-4 parties: Vos mépris chaque jour, Ritournelle
1.10 9.   Airs à 1-4 parties: On a beau feindre, Ritournelle
1.11 10.   Suite de dances. Qui se joüent ordinairement à tous les Bals chez le Roy (1712): No. 99. Menuet (version for flute)
1.12 11.   Flute Suite No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 2: III. Sarabande, "La Descosteaux"
1.13 12.   Pièces de théorbe et de luth mises en partition, dessus et basse: Suite No. 9 in E Minor: IV. Sarabande (version for flute and basso continuo)
1.14 13.   Recueil d'airs sérieux et à boire (1701): J'Ecoûtois autrefois - Double: Je n'entens qu'à regret (version for flute and harpsichord)
1.15 14.   Les goûts-réunis: Concert No. 8 in G Major: VIII. Sarabande grave, et Tendre, "Vous qui craignez que l'Amour"
1.16 Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 2
1.17 15.   I. Prélude: Gravement
1.18 16.   II. Courante: Légèrement
1.19 17.   III. Grave
1.20 18.   IV. Gigue: Vivement
1.21 Pièces pour la flûte traversiere, Book 2: Suite No. 9 in G Major, "Sonate L'Inconnuë"
1.22 19.   I. — - II. Vivement
1.23 20.   III. Chaconne
1.24 Les goûts-réünis: Concert No. 13 in G Major (version for 2 flutes)
1.25 21.   I. Vivement
1.26 22.   II. Air: Agréablement
1.27 23.   III. Sarabande: Tendrement
1.28 24.   IV. Chaconne légère
1.29 Pièces en trio: Suite No. 2 in G Minor (excerpts)
1.30 25.   I. Prélude
1.31 26.   II. Fantaisie
1.32 27.   IV. Sarabande II
1.33 28.   VI. Gigue
1.34 29.   IX. Menuet II
1.35 30.   X. Plainte
1.36 31.   XII. Petite Passacaille

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La Magnifique / Various: La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV


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