Older SCMS Recordings

Marin Marais: Pièces à deux violes 1686 - The Smithsonian Chamber Players

Kenneth Slowik & Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba; Konrad Junghänel, theorbo

BMG/deutsche harmonia mundi 77146-2-RC

Marin Marais: Pièces à deux violes from the Pièces de viole, Livre I (1686/9): Suite in D Minor; Suite in G Major, Tombeau de M. Meliton

Slowik, ter Linden, and Junghänel bring a fresh quality of robustness to the music and cleave together, even breathing as one, in a remarkable display of ensemble playing. They show an enviable mastery of gesture and phrase in performances of breadth and cohesion.

Gramophone (London)