Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe

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An outstanding bass violist who is credited with the seven string viol by two of his students. He was active in Paris and considered a virtuoso upon his instrument. He was a student of Hotman and had…
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An outstanding bass violist who is credited with the seven string viol by two of his students. He was active in Paris and considered a virtuoso upon his instrument. He was a student of Hotman and had students ranging from Rousseau to Marais. Sainte-Colombe's playing style was descriptively cantabile and his compositions included approximately sixty concertos for two viols and some compositions for a solo viol as well.