Spending most of his life in service to French King Louis XIV, Marin Marais (1656-1728) was one of the premier bass viola da gamba players of the Baroque Period and a respected composer. Of his compositions, the viol pieces stand out, since he composed more than 550 of them. His Pieces en trio are credited as the introduction of the trio sonata to France.
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Classical Archives: Marin Marais
Provides biography of a bass viol player in 17th century France. Includes audio clips.
Recommendations from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List with portrait.
Filmography listing motion pictures using his music, including Tous le matins du monde, based in part on his life.
Biography, portrait from his youth, internal links to period material, and partial discography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Wikipedia article with internal links to related people and references.
Noted works, summary of life, links, and portrait from Musicalics.
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