London circa 1720: Corelli's Legacy La Rêveuse, Benjamin Perrot & Florence Bolton
- William Babell (1690 - 1723): Concerto No. II for sixth flute in D Major, Op. 3:
- 1Concerto No. II for sixth flute in D Major, Op. 3: I. Adagio - Allegro02:11
- 2Concerto No. II for sixth flute in D Major, Op. 3: II. Adagio03:02
- 3Concerto No. II for sixth flute in D Major, Op. 3: III. Allegro03:13
- Francesco Geminiani (1687 - 1762): Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4:
- 4Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4: I. Adagio01:47
- 5Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4: II. Allegro02:30
- 6Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4: III. Grave01:07
- 7Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4: IV. [Allegro]01:41
- Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6:
- 8Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6: I. Largo - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio02:28
- 9Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6: II. Allegro01:52
- 10Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6: III. Grave - Andante Largo02:05
- 11Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6: IV. [Allegro]02:11
- Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Concerto a quattro in D Minor:
- 12Concerto a quattro in D Minor: I. Adagio02:13
- 13Concerto a quattro in D Minor: II. Allegro01:41
- 14Concerto a quattro in D Minor: III. Largo01:36
- 15Concerto a quattro in D Minor: IV. [Allegro]02:03
- Johann Christian Schickhardt (1682 - 1762): Concerto No. II, Op. 19:
- 16Concerto No. II, Op. 19: I. Allegro02:13
- 17Concerto No. II, Op. 19: II. Adagio04:02
- 18Concerto No. II, Op. 19: III. Vivace01:39
- 19Concerto No. II, Op. 19: IV. [Allegro]01:59
- Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b:
- 20Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b: I. Andante larghetto02:04
- 21Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b: II. Allegro01:58
- 22Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b: III. Adagio00:47
- 23Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b: IV. [Allegro]02:19
- 24Admeto, HWV 22: No. 5b. Aria "Spera si mio caro bene" (Arr. for flute and basso continuo)07:15
- Nicola Francesco Haym (1678 - 1729): Pyrrhus and Demetrius:
- 25Pyrrhus and Demetrius: Aria "Thus with thirst my souls expiring" (Arr. for flute and basso continuo)05:00
Info for London circa 1720: Corelli's Legacy
In the early eighteenth century, London become the capital of Italian opera. The 1720s witnessed a feverish demand for music that led many foreign virtuosos to move to the city. Concert-loving Londoners relished the last sonatas in the style of the old master Corelli and the works of the youthful newcomer Handel. On their first recording for harmonia mundi, La Rêveuse invite us to relive this lively scene.
Benjamin Perrot, theorbo
Florence Bolton, viola da gamba
Founded by Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse is a flexibly sized ensemble of solo musicians which aims to bring back to life selected works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It has attracted favorable attention with its concerts in France and abroad, while its recordings on Mirare and K617 have all been acclaimed by the French and international press (f de Télérama, CHOC de Classica, Gramophone, Early Music Review, etc.).
Wishing to forge links between the different artistic disciplines, La Rêveuse has worked since its formation in close collaboration with the world of the theatre. In particular, it has taken part in a number of spectacles with Benjamin Lazar, Louise Moaty, Catherine Hiegel and François Morel, the visual artist Vincent Vergone (Cie Praxinoscope) and Nicolas Vial.
Its strong desire to share with every type of audience the humanism, beauty and culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has led La Rêveuse to develop over the past few years a series of individually conceived concert-lectures bringing out parallels between music, literature, painting and heritage, in collaboration with Jean-Philippe Guye, Professor of Arts and Civilisations at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. The ensemble is also committed to educational and outreach projects covering these subjects with primary and secondary school students. Its most recent project, Les Lettres persanes revisitées, with adolescent and adult newcomers to the field, was a finalist for the Prix de l’Audace Culturelle et Artistique 2016 (Fondation Culture & Diversité).
Its most recent productions have included Jack et le Haricot Magique, a musical fairytale in collaboration with Kristof Le Gar ; Molière/Lully’s comédie-ballet Monsieur de Pourceaugnac with Le éâtre de l’Éventail (Raphaël de Angelis); Ba-Rock!, an ‘unplugged’ concert focusing on English-language song from Dowland to Sting; and L’Heure verte, a cabaret show combining polyphonic airs with contemporary compositions by Vincent Bouchot, directed by Nicolas Vial.
La Rêveuse is currently working on a book-CD project devoted to two great artists of the early eighteenth century, Marin Marais and Antoine Watteau.
La Rêveuse receives support from DRAC Centre - Ministère de la Culture, the Région Centre, the City of Orléans and the Fondation Orange. It is a member of the professional bodies FEVIS (Fédération des Ensembles Vocaux et Instrumentaux Spécialisés) and Profedim (Syndicat professionnel des Producteurs, Festivals, Ensembles, Di useurs Indépendants de Musique).