Thursday, January 19, 2017

Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de. (1689-1755) Œuvre Cinquantième de Mr Boismortier 1734. Transition Baroque.

New acquisition.
Bought: January 2017.
First listen: 19-1-2017.
Label: Ligia.
CD 2 from 2.
Recording dates: September 2013.
Recording venue: La Chapelle de l'Abbaye de Pontlevoy, France.
Recording engineer: Eric Baratin.
Running time: 62:38.
Classical relevance: Essential.

Works performed:
Six sonates dont la dernière est en trio pour les violoncelles, bassons ou violes avec la basse.

Performed by:
Claire Giardelli, Claire Gratton, Violoncelles.
Marie Hervé, Basson.
Laure Vovard, Clavecin.
Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Basse de viole.

Extra ordinary fine in music and execution. I really enjoyed what I heard. such a perfectly matching ensemble making music on such a high level is a treat any time. Boismortier wrote superb solo parts in these sonatas, especially for the bassoon, and gave the harpsichord also a lot to do. Both cello players on this disc are a marvel. Together they had a lot of fun between them, and this you can hear. The experience of all musicians involved pay huge dividends. There is a harmony that is beguiling. No faults can be found here.
The recording is almost state of the art. The booklet for a change with Ligia is well written and all is translated into English, a relief, after all those Ligia discs that are mostly in French.

Strauss, Johann II. (1825-1899) The Complete Orchestral Edition. CD 47 & 48.

New acquisition. Purchase date: I do not remember. First listen: 17-2-2018. Label: Naxos. CD 47 & 48 from 52. Recording dates: Febr...