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Elysium Ensemble (Greg Dikmans - baroque flute, Lucinda Moon - baroque violin)
Following on from their critically acclaimed Resonus debut of duets by Johann Joachim Quantz, the Elysium Ensemble have recorded an album of the Six Sonates, Op. 51, by French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755).
The second in a series of releases based on research into historical performance practice sees Elysium principles Greg Dikmans (flute) and Lucinda Moon (violin) continue their exploration of neglected and lesser-known works continuing the theme of ‘The Art of Elegant Conversation’.
Prolific in his lifetime, publishing over 100 collections of Suites, Sonatas and other instrumental music, Boismortier’s great depth and imagination comes through in these duos for flute and violin brought to life with great panache by the Elysium Ensemble.
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Ⓟ 2016 Elysium Ensemble
Catalogue No. RES10171
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
'Greg Dikmans (traverse flute) and Lucinda Moon (violin) are leading lights of Australia's period instrument movement. Their easy rapport guarantees 70 minutes of delight in the sequence of airs and dances'
The Sunday Times
'ere, however, we have Op. 51 for flute and violin and very charming they are, a most agreeable and varied listen. Much of the time the violin part is a high bass line to more ornate flute writing but there also more democratic contrapuntal movements as well as quasi-three-part writing via double-stopping. The playing is very accomplished [...] with clear articulation, neat ornaments and sense of space to the phrasing.'
Early Music Review
'The playing is eloquent and elegant, as befits the music, and demonstrates a subtle sense of rhetoric as an expressive device.'
Andrew Benson-WIlson (andrewbensonwilson.org)
'Resonus are to be congratulated on their recent output of unusual repertoire. Here is another fascinating disc presenting these six compositions for flute and violin, published in Paris in 1734. This neglected repertoire is made to sound very fresh in these performances.'
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Six Sonates, Op. 51
- Artists: Elysium Ensemble
- Product Code: RES10171
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