Fantasticus: Sonnerie & other portraits

Fantasticus: Sonnerie & other portraits

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Total playing time [71:06]

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Rie Kimura (violin)
Robert Smith (viola da gamba)
Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord)

Following on from the critical success of their debut recording, 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.

Album Booklet (PDF)


Marin Marais
1. Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve du Mont de Paris (1723)

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Cinquième concert
2. Fugue La Forqueray
3. La Cupis
4. La Marais

Marin Marias
5. Tombeau pour Monsr. de Lully

François Francoeur
Sonate VI
6. Adagio
7. Allemande
8. Courante
9. Sarabande
10. Rondeau

Jean-Marie Leclair
Sonata VIII a 3
11. Adagio
12. Allegro
13. Sarabanda
14. Allegro assai

Jacques Du Phly
15. La Forqueray

Louis-Antoine Dornel
Sonate IV
16. Prelude ' La Forcroy'
17. Allemande
18. Lentement
19. Vivement et marqué
20. Chaconne

'Fantasticus are a white-hot addition to the early music scene'

- BBC Music Magazine (5 stars)

'[...] 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 Strad

'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.'
Classical Ear

'[...] a very enjoyable follow-up'
MusicWeb International

'A fascinating journey, fully documented throughout'
Lark Reviews

© 2013 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2013 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10122
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790236
Cover Image: Frame by Neil Conway ( Commons)