The legacy of Monsieur de Sainte Colombe
Marin Marais, son of a simple Parisian cobbler, studied the viola da gamba under the aegis of the greatest master of the time, Monsieur de Sainte Colombe. The pupil soon surpassed the master and became one of the greatest musicians at the court of Louis XIV. This exceptional artist succeeded in adapting the art of the ancient violists and lutenists to a more modern style and remains a major figure of this fabulous French viol school which reached its full maturity at the beginning of the 18th century.
With 2 or 3 musicians : Florence Bolton [et Emily Audouin], viola da gamba Benjamin Perrot, theorbo