Bound to Nothing: The German Stylus Fantasticus
Rie Kimura (violin)
Robert Smith (viola da gamba)
Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord)
Amsterdam-based Baroque trio, Fantasticus, return to the Resonus label, following a number of highly-acclaimed releases, with this scintillating and inspiring survey of works from the German stylus fantasticus period.
Charting the rise of the Baroque era, Fantasticus explore the extravagance that flourished when composers and instrumentalists dared to traverse the established limits of the usual.
Among the composers represented are Dieterich Buxtehude, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Jacob Walther and August Kühnel in a scintillating combination of works for trio and solo.