MICHEL DE LA BARRE (1675-1745): 8 Suites for Flute and Continuo.
Catalogue Number: 11W017
Description: de La Barre wrote numerous “serious” and drinking songs, published mostly in the main anthologies of the period between 1694 and 1732, but he is above all the originator of a specific and idiomatic repertoire for his instrument, the flute. He is the composer of three collections of the first pieces for transverse flute and basso continuo (1702, 1710 and 1722) and of seventeen suites for two flutes without bass, a genre of which he was also the originator. 2 CDs. Ensemble Tic-Toc-Choc.