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Maddalena Del Gobbo – Henriette, The Princess of Viol (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Maddalena Del Gobbo – Henriette, The Princess of Viol (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:13  minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon

Maddalena plays here together with Ewald Donhoffer (harpsichord) Christoph Prendl (Viola da Gamba) and Michele Carreca (theorbo). Henriette was a daughter of the King of France, Louis XV, and was a great viola da gamba virtuoso. It´s a recording of french music of the first half of the 18th century by composers as Marin Marais, Caix d`Hervelois and Jean Baptiste Forqueray. Join Maddalena and discover this musical homage to the princess of the viol, Henriette of France.

Maddalena was born in Italy and started studying music at a very early age. At the age of four, she began learning the piano and gradually added the cello and singing to her musical repertoire. Years later, at the age of 13, her musical talent brought her to Vienna, where she studied the cello at the “Konservatorium Wien”. She first came in contact with the viola da gamba when she entered a record shop in the heart of Vienna and was mesmerized by an enchanting sound she would never forget.

She still finished her studies as a cellist, received a MA and performed in many concert halls as a soloist and chamber musician. All this time, she never forgot the viol and secretly honed her skills until, one day, she decided to make the viol her focal point and to dedicate her life to baroque music.

In 2012, this dedication brought her to the final of the international competition “Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli” in the category viola da gamba. Maddalena was also a jury member at an international competition in Italy and appeared on stages in Europe and China. Apart from playing baroque music, she is also very interested in research on this era.


Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Suite en la mineur: Pièces à une et à trois Violes (Quatrième Livre)
1. Prelude Nr. 23 02:05
2. Caprice Nr. 27 01:05
3. Allemande Nr. 24 02:24
4. Gavotte Nr. 25 01:17
5. Gigue Nr. 26 01:53
6. Muzette Nr. 28 & Nr. 29 03:38
7. La Sautillante Nr. 30 & Double Nr. 31 01:10
8. Rondeau Louré Nr. 32 06:54
Suite en sol majeur: Pièces a une et a deux Violes (Troisième Livre)
9. Prelude Nr. 92 01:36
10. Allemande Nr. 94 03:49
11. La Muzette Nr. 105 03:25
12. La Guitare Nr. 107 04:43
Suite en sol majeur: Pièces de Viole (Deuxième Livre)
13. Chaconne en Rondeau Nr. 82 04:45

Louis de Caix d’Hervelois (1680-1759)
Quatre Suites de Pieces pour la Viole, Op. 3
14. La Monguichet 03:59
Second Livre de Pièces de Viole avec la Basse-Continuë
15. La Toute Belle 02:41
Premier Livre de Pieces de Viole avec la Basse-Continuë
16. Plainte Nr. 54 02:30

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Suite en la mineur: Pièces à une et à trois Violes (Quatrième Livre)
17. L’Arabesque Nr. 80 05:53

Louis de Caix d’Hervelois (1680-1759)
Cinquième Livre de Pieces de Viole
18. Muzette L’Henriette 02:28

Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Forqueray (1699-1782)
Movements composed for Suite No.3 in D by Antoine Forqueray
19. La Du Vaucel 04:04
20. La Morangis 08:07

Maddalena Del Gobbo – Viola da Gamba
Michele Carreca – Theorbo
Ewald Donhoffer – Cembalo
Christoph Prendl – Viola da Gamba



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