La Gracieuse: Pièces de viole by Marin Marais
Robert Smith (viola da gamba)
Israel Golani (Baroque guitar & theorbo)
Joshua Cheatham (viola da gamba)
Olivier Fortin (harpsichord)
Critically acclaimed Amsterdam- based viola da gamba player, Robert Smith returns to Resonus to present a stunning programme of suites by the French Baroque composer Marin Marais, a prolific writer for the instrument.
Selected from across Marais’ five volumes of Pièces de Viole, the album presents some of Marais’ most striking and characterful works, which are brought sensationally to life by Smith and his outstanding ensemble. Brought together specially for this recording, the group features harpsichordist Olivier Fortin, viola da gamba player Joshua Cheatham, and theorbo player and Baroque guitarist Israel Golani.