Tel un voyage aux multiples facettes, ce disque propose un retour aux sources symbolisant la naissance du violoncelle et de son répertoire. Le violoncelle, qui va peu à peu prendre sa place en Europe au cours du XVIIIe siècle, est bien composé d'une multitude de sons et de matières tous issus de la grande variété des instruments à archet des XVIe et XVIIe siècles.

C’est au travers des œuvres de Domenico Gabrielli, Giuseppe Jacchini, Giovanni Battista Vitali et Giovanni Battista Degli Antoni, que nous suivrons son évolution !

Le livret permet de découvrir la fabrication des instruments utilisés dans le disque et le travail remarquable du luthier Charles Riché.

This extraordinary CD and 136-page book takes us back to the origins of the cello and to the instrument's early repertoire. The violoncello, gradually found its place in Europe in the course of the 18th century by supplanting the viol, before becoming a magnificent tenor in the 19th century, comprising a multitude of sounds, all of which stemmed from the abundance and variety of bowed instruments of their 16th-17th century predecessors.

Thus, Bruno Cocset invites you to discover these many instruments and timbres through the music of Giovanni Battista Vitali, Giovanni Battista Degli Antoni and Domenico Gabrielli, then of Giuseppe Jacchini, whose works look firmly towards the Enlightenment.

This recording provides an opportunity to explore a wealth of sound and feeling, while revealing music that is amazingly refreshing.