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Inimité et Grandeur is the third and final instalment of a series devoted to the Collected Works for Theorbo of Robert de Visée, lutenist to King Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’. The only criticism regarding the entire package is that this status as volume three is not declared on the front cover, resulting in initial curiosity regarding the programming.

Fred Jacobs’ discography is of considerable size and high quality, and these contributions to the recordings of de Visée’s theorbo repertoire (alongside admirable records by Eduardo Egüez, Pascal Monteilhet, and that rather eccentric though impressive disc by Yasunori Imamura) overshadow all proceeding contributions, and the delivery of a complete surviving works is

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