Conversed Monologue: Concerti by J.G. Graun, J.-M. Leclair & W.F. Bach
Following several exciting and critically acclaimed albums as a Baroque trio, the Amsterdam-based group Fantasticus are now augmented to become a chamber orchestra for the first time – Fantasticus XL.
Their debut recording as an expanded group features three diverse early concerti that charts the differing forms of French and German forms of this evolving genre.
The album consists of one concerto for each original member of the trio of Rie Kimura (Baroque violin – Jean-Marie Leclair), Robert Smith (viola da gamba – Johann Gottlieb Graun) and Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord – Wilhelm Freidemann Bach).