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Fantasticus - Rie Kimura (violin), Robert Smith (viola da gamba) & Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord)
Following on from the critical success of their debut recording (RES10112), Fantasticus release their second album for Resonus Classics with a selection of French Baroque chamber works.
Here, the trio – Rie Kimura (baroque violin), Robert Smith (viola da gamba) and Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord) – perform an exquisite programme of French Baroque chamber works focusing on a theme of ‘musical portraits’. The recording includes popular and lesser-known works by composers such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marin Marais, François Francoeur, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jacques Duphly and Louis-Antoine Dornel.
'Fantasticus are a white-hot addition to the early music scene'
BBC Music Magazine (5 stars, performance & sound)
© 2013 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2013 Resonus Limited
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Cover Image: Frame by Neil Conway (flickr.com/Creative Commons)
'[...] Fantasticus have established themselves as a white-hot addition to the early music scene. Fantasticus by name, fantastic by nature!'
BBC Music Magazine (Chamber Choice; 5 stars, performance & sound)
‘The performances of Fantasticus are confident, stylish, beautifully articulated and convey a sense of genuine rapport – a most delightful recital of early-18th-century French Baroque chamber music.’
Gramophone (Gramophone Choice)
'They combine discrete, soloistic virtuosity with a keen mutual rapport, conversing sensitively and adding complementary embellishment'
'The programme is an uncommonly interesting one, and these versatile performers do it full justice. Fantasticus bring to life each item's distinctive character and emotional scope with unfailing perception.'
'[...] a very enjoyable follow-up'
'A fascinating journey, fully documented throughout'
Fantasticus: Sonnerie & other portraits
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