Le Petit Mort: Lumiere Duo

Lumiere Duo

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This CD of sensuous, Baroque tunes is the perfect, romantic gift. Beautifully played by Victoria Paterson and Robert Burkhart of the Lumiere String Quartet, this gorgeous collection of violin & cello duos goes perfectly with flowers, a box of chocolates, or a gourmet dinner with candles and wine. Includes the famous Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Air, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and more.

The title track, Le Petit Mort, is a play on a French phrase meaning "The Little Death." This long lost work is attributed to one of the first, great female composers, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. The legend goes that before her husband passed away in 1704, she wrote this work as a gift for her secret lover who longed for her while her husband was still alive, but dared not reveal himself. This piece was a secret message to her lover that if he waited, he would experience Le Petit Mort.


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  1. Sonata in D minor: Preludio - Antonio Corelli
  2. Sonata in D minor: Corrente - Antonio Corelli
  3. Sonata in D minor: Sarabanda - Antonio Corelli
  4. Sonata in D minor: Giga - Antonio Corelli
  5. Allegretto - Francois Couperin
  6. La Voluptuese - Francois Couperin
  7. Tambourin - Jean-Phillipe Rameau
  8. Rigaudon - Jean-Phillipe Rameau
  9. Le Petit Mort - Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
  10. Sarabanda - Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco
  11. Allegro - Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco
  12. Gavotte - Henry Purcell
  13. Passacaglia from Dido & Aeneas - Henry Purcell
  14. Rondeau - Henry Purcell
  15. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi
  16. Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi
  17. Winter from The Four Seasons - Antonio Vivaldi
  18. Bouree in g minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
  19. Bouree in d minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
  20. Gavotte & Musette from Suite No. 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  21. Air from Suite No. 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  22. Jesu, Joy on Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
  23. Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
  24. Courante - George Frideric Handel
  25. Hornpipe from Water Music - George Frideric Handel
  26. Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks - George Frideric Handel
  27. Air - George Frideric Handel
  28. Gavotte - George Frideric Handel
  29. Contrapunctus - George Frideric Handel

Total Time: 60:04