Atsushi Sakaï (bass gamba) - Marion Martineau (bass gamba)

Jean de Sainte-Colombe

Zomer van Sint-Pieter 2023
Thu 03/08/2023 - 12:15

Ticket prices

  • € 6 ticket (programme guide included)
  • Pass 5 tickets: € 27 (€ 3 reduction) - Pass 10 tickets: € 52 (€ 8 reduction) - more info
  • free for children under the age of 13 (accompanied by an adult)
  • € 1,20 with UiTPAS social rate - no other reductions

Jean de Sainte-Colombe (ca 1640-ca 1700)
Concerts à deux violes esgales

The general public discovered French composer Jean de Sainte-Colombe via the film Tous les matins du monde by Alain Corneau. In 18th-century France, Sainte-Colombe was considered the most important gambist of the 17th century. 

Halfway between the old music for a consort of viols, practised mainly by the English, and the new French solo music for bass viol, Sainte-Colombe’s Concerts à deux violes esgales show a variety based, among other things, on the contrast between simplicity and virtuosity, between melody and harmony. Employing a vast palette of timbres, he exploits the large tessitura of the instrument, indulging the particular sonorities of each register: the plaintive upper range, the haunting en nostalgic middle strings and the darker or gruff bass.

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