The Virtuoso Hurdy-Gurdy in 18th century France

JEAN-BAPTISTE DUPUITS (fl. 1741): Pièces de Caractère, Op. 5, Cantata Le Bouquet, Sonata, Op. 1/6, CHRISTOPHE LE MENU DE SAINT-PHILIBERT (fl. 1742): La Vièle (Cantatille avec Simphonie), M[ONSIEUR] RAVET (fl. 1750): Sonata, Op. 1/3, Duo for Hurdy-Gurdy and Violin, Op. 2/2, CHARLES BÂTON (fl. 1750): Sonata, Op. 3/4, MICHEL CORRETTE (1707-1795): La Furstemberg, LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN (1694-1772): Musette en rondeau, JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Musette en rondeau.

Catalogue Number: 06S025

Label: Ricercar

Reference: RIC 382

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: The hurdy-gurdy and the musette draw people who aren’t usually baroque collectors due to their unusual and inimitable sound qualityies, so it’s always a treat when a rare new release pops up. The composers are obscure but the notes ample, English is their original language (the soloist wrote them and she’s Canadian) and there are 76 minutes of music packed in. Ensemble Danguy; Tobie Miller (hurdy-gurdy).


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