Les plaisirs les plus charmants

From its earliest beginnings, the five-course Baroque guitar was associated – for better or worse – with dance music, becoming the sensuous younger cousin of the lute or vihuela. In this mélange of music from seventeenth-century France, some of it recorded for the first time, and performed on baroque guitars including an original historic instrument from the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Instruments, Gordon Ferries weaves a tapestry of sound that is at once elegant, earthy, and utterly timeless.


"Delicately poised playing"


Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 41
Total playing time: 1:12:07
First UK release date: January 3, 2007
Album ID: DCD34011