Marouan Mankar-Bennis – Jean-François Dandrieu: Pieces de caractere (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Marouan Mankar-Bennis – Jean-François Dandrieu: Pièces de caractère (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:03 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © L’Encelade

For the benefit of those listeners who think that one harpsichord is pretty much like another, and that they all sound the same, we strongly recommend this album from Marouan Mankar-Bennis – a follower of Olivier Beaumont, Bob van Asperen and Pierre Hantaï, and who is now performing with Vincent Dumestre and his Poème Harmonique, amongst many other projects – which is dedicated to Jean-François Dandrieu (1682 – 1738). This is an imaginary suite, concocted by Mankar-Bennis and based on the fourLivres for harpsichord, respectively published in 1705 (“Livre de jeunesse”), 1724 (“Premier livre”), 1728 and 1734, whose individual movements he has arranged into a great fresco, in the manner of a lyrical tragedy à la Lully: aPrologue of five pieces form a suite, and then five acts, each considered like a suite in its own right. The richness of the instruments here is extraordinary – they were picked out personally by Mankar-Bennis, of course – a copy of a Flemish harpsichord from the 17th century made by Joannes Couche, and a copy of a French instrument from the mid-18th century. By playing with the registers and the lute stops (the entire Prologue is played on the lute stops, although a listener would hardly expect that that’s the only string to that particular bow), he draws out an incredible richness from his instruments, running from cannon blasts on Caractères de la guerre played “with the flat of the hand” as per Dandrieu’s instructions (an ancestor to the cluster, then), to the songbird chirruping of the harpsichord’s upper range on Le Concert des oiseaux, a foretaste of Messiaen if ever there was one. This is one for anyone not yet sold on the harpsichord…

Tracklist:
Jean-François Dandrieu (1682-1738)
01. Livre de jeunesse: Prélude
02. Pieces de clavecin, Livre III, Suite No. 2: II. La précieuse
03. Pieces de clavecin, Livre III, Suite No. 2: III. La constante
04. Pieces de clavecin, Livre III, Suite No. 2: VI. La gracieuse
05. Pieces de clavecin, Livre III, Suite No. 2: VII. Le badin
06. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 3: I. La magicienne
07. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 3: VII. Pastorale. Les bergers rustiques
08. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 3: VII. Pastorale. Les bergers héroïques
09. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 3: VII. Pastorale. Le bal champêtre
10. Pieces de clavecin, Livre III, Suite No. 1: IV. La naturèle
11. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 3: V. Les tendres reproches
12. Pieces de clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 2: VII. Le concert des oiseaux. Le ramage
13. Pieces de clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 2: VII. Le concert des oiseaux. Le ramage. Les amours
14. Pieces de clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 2: VII. Le concert des oiseaux. L’hymen
15. Pieces de clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 1: I. La plaintive
16. Pieces de clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 1: V. La Musète
17. Pieces De Clavecin, Livre I, Suite No. 1: VIII. Les Caractères De La Guerre
18. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 2: I. Le concert des muses
19. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 2: II. Suite du concert des muses
20. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 1: I. La Lully
21. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 1: II. La Corelli
22. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 1: III. La lyre d’Orphée
23. Pieces de clavecin, Livre II, Suite No. 1: IV. La figurée
24. Le tympanon

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