The Royal Flutes:

Music from the Court of Louis XIV

Barthold Kuijken and

Immanuel Davis, flûte traversière

Arnie Tanimoto, viole de gambe

Donald Livingston, clavecin

Virtuoso baroque flutists, Barthold Kuijken and Immanuel Davis, are joined by viola da gambist, Arnie Tanimoto and harpsichordist, Donald Livingston in a program of French music from the Court of Louis XIV. The flute was experiencing a newfound popularity with audiences and was considered one of the most fashionable instruments! For this program or works by Couperin, Hotteterre, and Marais, Mr. Kuijken and Mr. Davis are playing Hotteterre-styled flutes at the luxuriously low pitch of A=392 (a whole-step below our modern A!). The mellow sounds of these wood flutes create an atmosphere of blending sounds that will sooth and tantalize the listener’s ear!

Marais - Suite in G minor
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Hotteterre - Sonata in D major
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de la Barre - Sonata l'Inconnue
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Clerambault - Sonata detta La Magnifique
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Hotteterre - Sonata in D major
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Hotteterre - Sonata in D major
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Embracing the past. Enriching the future.

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