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This week’s download comes from the First Suite for viola da gamba and continuo by François Couperin. It’s the ‘Passacaille ou Chaconne’ performed by Paolo Pandolfo on the viola da gamba with Markus Hünninger on the harpsichord.

The disc, on the Glossa label, was given five stars in a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine, and our critic, George Pratt, said:

‘Nothing could be more frothily French than Couperin’s two Suites for gamba and continuo. Paolo Pandolfo is a master of the style; in slow movements, barely a note passes without some subtle bowing nuance or full-blown ornament’

Pandolfo and Hünninger is joined on the disc by Amélie Chemin on the viola da gamba and Thomas Boysen on the theorbo and Baroque guitar.

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