Item #2792 Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus. Marin Marais.
Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus.
Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus.
Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus.
Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus.
The Earliest Collections of French Trio Music

Pièces en Trio Pour les Flutes, Violon, & Dessus de Viole Composées par M. Marais Ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roy. Ier Dessus.

Paris: Chez L’Author; Hurel; Bonneuil; Foucault, 1692. First edition. Engraved entirely, with a title page illustrated by C. Simonneau, a dedication (A Mademoiselle Roland), a poem (Aux Muses), an excerpt from the privilege, and the score engraved by Bonneuil. In contemporary leather. Supra ex-libris of M.lle Bourret. Gilt spine and edges. Tinted edges. 114 p. Binding rubbed at the extremities, small damages to the corners and joints. The title vignette on the spine missing. Paper tanned. Stains occasionally. Overall in very good condition.


Extremely scarce first edition of Marais’ Pièces en Trio, the earliest Frech collection of trio sonatas. Pièces en Trio is Marin Marais’ second work to be published and considered the first collection of trio music to appear in France.
The present volume, pardessus de viole part, belonged to “M.lle Bourret”, Anne Élisabeth Bourret (b. 1693) the daughter of a lawyer at the Parliament, and later the wife of Antoine Scott de la Mézangère, the King’s Maître d’Hôtel. Mme de la Mésangère was a harpsichordist herself, considered François Couperin’s best pupil, and a gifted composer to whom Louis Antoine Dornel dedicated his 1711 book of violin sonatas Sonates à violon seul. She was celebrated for her acting and teaching skills, among many others Simon Simon was among her protegés.
Marin Marais (1656–1728) was a French baroque composer and a master of the viol, a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lully.
Any of Marais’ works are extremely rare on the market.
RISM M 387.

Price: €12,000.00

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