Marin Marais http://wrti.org en 60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Marais, Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève http://wrti.org/post/60th-anniversary-classical-cd-highlight-marais-sonnerie-de-saint-genevi-ve <p>The&nbsp;<em>Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève du Mont de Paris&nbsp;</em>(The Bells of St. Genevieve) of&nbsp;Marin&nbsp;Marais, performed by&nbsp;Spectre de la Rose, is featured on&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">CD 1 in the WRTI 60th Anniversary Classical 3-CD set.</span></p><p>The French composer and viol player Marin Marais was one of the leading figures in French music of his day. After composition studies with Jean-Baptist Lully, and bass viol with Saint-Colombe, a master of the instrument, he landed a job in the royal court of Versailles and had a great deal of success as a court musician.<br><br>His <em>Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris</em>&nbsp;is actually part of a larger collection of virtuoso viol pieces and is probably his most famous work, and was composed in 1723.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:45:37 +0000 Jack Moore 6418 at http://wrti.org 60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Marais, Sonnerie de Saint Geneviève