Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Flute Quartets, Op. 12

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Flute Quartets, Op. 12

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Total playing time [86:57]

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Wilbert Hazelezet (Baroque flute)
Fantasticus

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

The acclaimed Amsterdam-based early music ensemble Fantasticus returns to Resonus with this new recording of the complete Op. 12 flute quartets by the French composer and violinist Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705–1770).

The ensemble are joined by the internationally renowned and celebrated period flautist Wilbert Hazelzet for this musical journey through this enticing and elegant set of six sonatas, the first of two sets of Sonates en Quatuors by this engaging composer.

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'Hazelzet and Fantasticus make an immensely strong case for them here: smoothly flowing readings high on intellectual sparkle and cheerful chamber conviviality, nimbly wrought articulation and subtly instinctive shaping that brings out the conversational qualities of the solo lines […] while history has perhaps been a little cruel to Guilleman, Fantasticus themselves have been very kind indeed.'

- Gramophone

'Hazelzet and Fantasticus make an immensely strong case for them here: smoothly flowing readings high on intellectual sparkle and cheerful chamber conviviality, nimbly wrought articulation and subtly instinctive shaping that brings out the conversational qualities of the solo lines […] while history has perhaps been a little cruel to Guilleman, Fantasticus themselves have been very kind indeed.'
Gramophone

'Highly entertaining music, which receives excellent performances.'
MusicWeb International

'The extremely attentive players in Fantasticus and guest flautist, Wilbert Hazelzet, respond to the many challenging “twists and turns” after the “Allegro moderato” beginning all six sonatas. This quartet of finely-honed musicians captures the vivacious galanterie and witty discourse in these excellent pieces of exemplary French Baroque. '
Early Music Review

'Guillemain’s music bubbles along nicely'
andrewbensonwilson.org

'They are delightful pieces, here recorded with enthusiasm and lovely fluidity of line.'
Lark Reviews

© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10222
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791295
Release date: 31 August 2018
Cover design: David Hughes (www.davidhughesdesign.co.uk)