Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Chamber Music from the Brossard Collection The Bach Players
- Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665 - 1729): Prelude in G Minor:
- 1Prelude in G Minor01:45
- Trio Sonata for Two Flutes and Continuo in G Minor:
- 2Trio Sonata for Two Flutes and Continuo in G Minor08:36
- Prelude in A Minor:
- 3Prelude in A Minor01:55
- Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor:
- 4Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: I. Grave01:13
- 5Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: II. Presto01:30
- 6Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: III. Allegro02:49
- 7Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor: IV. Allegro - Aria affettuoso03:47
- Trio Sonata in C Minor:
- 8Trio Sonata in C Minor10:14
- Tocade in F Major:
- 9Tocade in F Major02:52
- Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major:
- 10Trio Sonata in B-Flat Major08:29
- Prelude in D Minor:
- 11Prelude in D Minor02:21
- Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor:
- 12Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: I. Grave02:26
- 13Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: II. Allegro03:41
- 14Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: III. Aria affettuoso01:10
- 15Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: IV. Sarabande02:18
- 16Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: V. Govetto Allegro01:06
- 17Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor: VI. Presto02:46
- Trio Sonata in D Major:
- 18Trio Sonata in D Major08:29
Info for Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Chamber Music from the Brossard Collection
Already at the age of five Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729) was a sensation as a musical wunderkind, and Louis XIV encouraged her to further develop her “wonderful talent”. Extraordinary for women at the time, she remained highly esteemed throughout her life as an interpreter, teacher and composer. The Bach Players provide a subtle interpretation of this exquisite music.
"The trios make up the most interesting part of the recording – robustly made music in which Jacquet de La Guerre shows her fertile melodic imagination and harmonic depth…The London-based Bach Players have been playing Jacquet de La Guerre for a while now…and their performances of the trios in particular are stylistically and musically assured, allowing this fine music the seriousness and room to breathe it needs." (Gramophone Magazine)
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