FRANCOIS CAMPION Music for Baroque Guitar
Gavotte en Rondeau
• La Montléon Courante la Victoire
• Les soupirs
• Sarabande Rondeau
• Gigue la Somptueuse
• Les Ramages
• Tombeau Rondeau
• Tombeau de Mr. De Maltot
François Campion was born around 1685 in Rouen, France. In 1705 his “Nouvelles Découvertes Sur la Guitarre” was published in Paris. With this work Campion positioned himself, with Robert de Visée, as one of the finest representatives of the French guitar at the close of the 17th century.
In his works Campion firmly establishes the guitar as a polyphonic instrument capable of producing complex harmonies and counterpoint, which is shown in the 4 complete fugues on this recording. The other works feature popular dance forms of the time: allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, expressing the full range of French charm, grace and brilliance.
Austrian lutenist and guitarist Bernhard Hofstötter plays a unique historical guitar built around 1640 by the famous instrument maker Matteo Sellas.
Brilliant Classics 95276BR
|Release Period||August 2017|