Summer Music training course
Musique à Seuilly - 37 (4-10 août)
Each year, La Rêveuse proposes an early music training course for the young professionals and for amateurs.
. Viola (Florence Bolton)
. Lute, theorbe, guitar (Benjamin Perrot)
. Music group
The training course is opened to singers and other instrumentalists.
Contact us for more informations!
> July 26th : Les Voix humaines, La Rêveuse's recital - Festival La Dive Musique
> Agust 9th, 17h : Students' Concert, Abbaye de Seuilly
Il Mio Stato Amoroso
Claudio Monteverdi's Madrigals
With La Main Harmonique - Frédéric Bétous.
Nadia Lavoyer & Caroline Dangin, soprani | Frédéric Betous, alto | Guillaume Gutierrez, tenor | Geoffroy Heurard, basso
Benjamin Perrot, théorbe | Florence Bolton, viole de gambe | Pierre Gallon*, clavecin
Let's listen some extracts on YouTube
> July 16th : Festival de Saintes* (17)
> July 30th : La Romieu, Musique en Chemin (32)
Telemann's Trios & Quartets with viola da gamba
Stéphan Dudermel, violin | Serge Saitta, traverso | Florence Bolton & Emily Audouin, viola da gamba | Benjamin Perrot, theorbo | Carsten Lohff, harpsichord
Produced and recorded by Hughes Deschaux
Label Mirare - release on 13 January 2015
“This has to be one of my recommendations of the month. Flawless playing for all concerned, both in the suavity of the sound, the perfect balance and neat interplay between the voices, and the keen sense of drama they bring to Telemann's outstanding chamber music. (..) It needs insight from the players and this group has that in buckets.”
BC, Early Music Review, februar 2015
"Jeffrey Thompson's interpretation of the songs of William and Henry Lawes was, in many respects, delightfully modern and reflecting influences from musical theater. Thompson naturally did have more than able help in the ensemble La Rêveuse, who have made early music of all kinds their raison d'etre, and have assembled an impressive variety of recordings for French labels. This ensemble is a particularly attractive combination of soloistic musicians that also come together excellently in ensemble.
In William Lawes' “Perfect and endless circles are”, it was the richness and warmth of Florence Bolton's viol playing that made it possible for Thompson to dig into the pathos of a love-sick swain. Benjamin Perrot and Bertrand Cuiller are the very definition of strong continuo players.
All told, it was another intimate and hugely enjoyable evening of Baroque exploration from Early Music Vancouver."
Kate Mackin, Vancouver Classical Music, april 2015
"As for the performances, it is rare to hear such absolutely exquisite ensemble playing. All of La Réveuse move as if they were one, with clear intonation, precise ornamentation and rapid passage work, and suitably flexible tempos that outline Telemann's music extremely well. This disc is an example of detail and precision that should serve as a model. Well recommended. "
Bertil van Boer, Fanfare, 25 mars 2015
"With playing like this, it deserves it ! "
Andrew Mc Gregor, CD Review, BBC3, 7 février 2015
Listen again the radio programme Les Mardis de la musique ancienne, recorded on 28 October on France Musique.
CD's extract on YouTube
The french newspaper La Croix
grants a whole page to La Rêveuse
Some weeks ago, the journalist Xavier Renard met Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot in their house in Orléans.
In the edition of April 15th of La Croix, he draws up a beautiful portrait of the musician couple : their day-to-day work, their taste for the research and the meeting with other arts, their influences, their motiviations...
Let's read the complet text (in french)
on La Croix.
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