Marin Marais (31 May 1656, Paris – 15 August 1728, Paris) was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for six months. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. He did quite well as court musician, and in 1679 was appointed ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole, a title he kept until 1725.
Clips (2)Latest ClipDelalande and Marais (1657-1726 and 1656-1728)
Tracks (30)Last Played on BBCDeuxieme Suite de Pieces en Trio in G minor (1692)
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Delalande and Marais (1657-1726 and 1656-1728)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020xk29.jpg2014-06-13T10:12:00ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of Marin Marais and Michel-Richard Delalande, successors to Lully at the Louis XIV's courthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p020xk2pSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 58 mins
Delalande and Marais (1657-1726 and 1656-1728)
Trio Sonnerie play Marais - 27 Marchhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016zhcl.jpg2013-03-28T09:56:00ZTrio Sonnerie play Marais' Sonate a la maresienne - 27 Marchhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p016zhtlSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Trio Sonnerie play Marais - 27 March