Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart & Bach – A Suite Connection (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart & Bach – A Suite Connection (2024)
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A suite connection between J. S. Bach (1685-1750) and Charles François Dieupart (1667-1740) is claimed by the young, multi-award-winning baroque ensemble Marsyas Baroque with its debut CD. The juxtaposition of two English Suites by Bach and two Suittes de Clavessin by Dieupart, who is virtually unknown today, shows not only that the French composer is still underestimated, but also that Bach was inspired by the work of his colleague.

He developed his own musical ideas by studying Dieupart’s collection of suites and probably even wrote his English Suites for him. The album reveals the stylistic similarities between the two works by presenting Dieupart’s suites not as pure harpsichord pieces, but – as the first edition of 1701 suggests as an alternative to solo performance on the harpsichord and as was fashionable in the Baroque period, but is extremely rarely practised today – mises en concert. The other instruments accompany the outer parts of the harpsichord, which does not function as a continuo instrument but plays quasi-soloistically. This makes the sound palette of the suites broader and their dynamics richer than on the harpsichord alone.

In return, Bach’s suites are heard anew in an arrangement inspired by Dieupart’s mises en concert version – an “experiment-with-advantage”, as Marsyas Baroque and baroque expert Leonard Schick comment on their work, as the form of the suites sometimes emerges more clearly than in the original and the performance becomes more varied and colorful.

Tracklist:
01. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Ouverture (04:11)
02. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Allemande (02:36)
03. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Courante (01:19)
04. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Sarabande (02:33)
05. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Gavotte (00:41)
06. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Menuet serieux (01:13)
07. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B minor: Gigue (01:54)
08. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Ouverture (03:16)
09. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Allemande (02:25)
10. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Courante (01:17)
11. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Sarabande (02:23)
12. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Gavotte (00:50)
13. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Menuet en rondeau (01:19)
14. Marsyas Baroque – Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F major: Gigue (01:04)
15. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: Ouverture after BWV 831 (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (06:13)
16. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 2 in C minor after BWV 807: Allemande (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (03:40)
17. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 2 in C minor after BWV 807: Courante (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (01:57)
18. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 2 in C minor after BWV 807: Sarabande (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (02:56)
19. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 2 in C minor after BWV 807 & 831: Bourree I & II (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (04:16)
20. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 2 in C minor after BWV 807: Gigue (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (03:36)
21. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Prelude (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (04:28)
22. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Allemande (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (03:41)
23. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Courante (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (01:34)
24. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Sarabande (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (02:33)
25. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Menuet I & II (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (03:12)
26. Marsyas Baroque – Bach: English Suite No. 4 in G major after BWV 809: Gigue (arr. by Marsyas Baroque and Leonard Schick) (02:54)

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