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.
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.
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La Magnifique: Flute Music for the Court of Louis XIV
Artist: La Magnifique / Various
Format: CD
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1. Simphonia No. 7 in E Minor, "Sonata detta La Magnifique"
2. 1.   I. [Prélude]
3. 2.   II. Allegro
4. 3.   III. Adagio
5. 4.   IV. Sarabande
6. 5.   V. Gigue
7. 6.   VI. Allegro
8. 7.   Le Triomphe de l'Amour: Ritournelle pour Diane
9. 8.   Airs à 1-4 parties: Vos mépris chaque jour, Ritournelle
10. 9.   Airs à 1-4 parties: On a beau feindre, Ritournelle
11. 10.¬†¬†¬†Suite de dances. Qui se jo√ľent ordinairement √† tous les Bals chez le Roy (1712): No. 9
12. Menuet (version for flute)
13. 11.   Flute Suite No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 2: III. Sarabande, "La Descosteaux"
14. 12.   Pièces de théorbe et de luth mises en partition, dessus et basse: Suite No. 9 in E Minor: IV. Sarabande (version for
15. 13.¬†¬†¬†Recueil d'airs s√©rieux et √† boire (1701): J'Eco√Ľtois autrefois - Double: Je n'entens qu'√† regret (version for flute
16. 14.¬†¬†¬†Les go√Ľts-r√©unis: Concert No. 8 in G Major: VIII. Sarabande grave, et Tendre, "Vous qui craignez que l'Amour"
17. Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 2
18. 15.   I. Prélude: Gravement
19. 16.   II. Courante: Légèrement
20. 17.   III. Grave
21. 18.   IV. Gigue: Vivement
22. Pi√®ces pour la fl√Ľte traversiere, Book 2: Suite No. 9 in G Major, "Sonate L'Inconnu√ę"
23. 19.   I. - - II. Vivement
24. 20.   III. Chaconne
25. Les go√Ľts-r√©√ľnis: Concert No. 13 in G Major (version for 2 flutes)
26. 21.   I. Vivement
27. 22.   II. Air: Agréablement
28. 23.   III. Sarabande: Tendrement
29. 24.   IV. Chaconne légère
30. Pièces en trio: Suite No. 2 in G Minor (excerpts)
31. 25.   I. Prélude
32. 26.   II. Fantaisie
33. 27.   IV. Sarabande II
34. 28.   VI. Gigue
35. 29.   IX. Menuet II
36. 30.   X. Plainte
37. 31.   XII. Petite Passacaille

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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.