|Monsieur De Sainte-Colombe||‘Prélude’ from Suite No. 4 in E minor|
|JS Bach||Cello Suite I|
|Marin Marais||La Folia (arr. for solo cello)|
|JS Bach||Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011|
|Christian-Pierre La Marca||cello|
In his instrumental suites, Bach drew particular inspiration from French dances and musical forms. Here, Christian-Pierre La Marca prefaces the joyous G major and tragic C minor suites with gems by two of his French Baroque contemporaries, Marin Marais and Sainte-Colombe, both famous as composers and performers of the viola da gamba. He finishes with Giovanni Sollima’s dazzling Lamentatio, in which the cellist both sings and plays.
‘La Marca is a master of his instrument. A cellist of lyrical elegance and good taste’ Gramophone
Hailed by La Croix as ‘a young man who already ranks among the masters of the cello’, Christian-Pierre La Marca has quickly distinguished himself by his radiant presence in the world’s leading concert halls and his recordings, all of which have won awards.
He maintains a highly active presence on the French and international scenes, and is a regular guest in the world’s major musical centres, in Paris, Vienna St Petersburg, New York, Tokyo and more. He performs regularly in a duo with Lise de la Salle, and records exclusively for Naïve.
As a socially-committed artist, he initiated the ‘Concert for the Planet’ with the GoodPlanet Foundation and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a solidarity event intended to raise funds for the environment.
Approx 60 mins, no interval