PIERRE DANICAN PHILIDOR (1681-1731): Trios for 2 Flutes, Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 1 in G Major/Minor, No. 2 in E Minor and No. 5 in D Minor.
Catalogue Number: 03K024
Label: Pierre Verany
Description: One of the more obscure of the five members of this family who have articles in Grove, this one was a wind player and published these trios in 1717 although they were probably written as much as ten years earlier. You'll learn much about the family if you can stick it through the nine pages of tiny print notes in the form of an imaginary conversation between two historical figures supposedly taking place in 1726. There are also two recitations of contemporary anecdotes (in French but with English texts provided) concerning personages ancillary to the music (for those of you who want to practice your French elocution). Les Barricades Mysterieuses. 2002 release.