Musique à Seuilly - 37 (4-10 August)
Every summer, La Rêveuse offers an Early Music course for the young professionals and advanced amateurs.
. Viola da gamba (Florence Bolton)
. Lute, theorbo, baroque guitar (Benjamin Perrot)
. Chamber music and consort practice
The academy is also open to singers and other instruments.
Please contact us for more information!
> 4-9th agust: Early Music Courses
> August 9th, 16h : Academy's Concert, Abbaye de Seuilly (Festival La Dive Musique)
Il Mio Stato Amoroso
Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi
With the vocal ensemble La Main Harmonique - Frédéric Bétous.
Nadia Lavoyer & Caroline Dangin, sopranos | Frédéric Betous, alto | Guillaume Gutierrez, tenor | Geoffroy Heurard, bass
Benjamin Perrot, theorbo | Florence Bolton, viola da gamba | Pierre Gallon*, harpsichord
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, 7th februar 2015
"This is an enjoyable disc, presenting first-class performances of some fine music."
The Viola da gamba Society, july 2015
Listen in streaming to the radio programme Les Mardis de la musique ancienne, recorded on 28 October on France Musique
CD's extract on YouTube
Classica, June 2015 : feature "the new stars of baroque music" about the rising generation
The journalist Philippe Venturini reports about eight rising French baroque ensembles including La Rêveuse
The French newspaper La Croix devotes a whole page to La Rêveuse
A few weeks ago, the journalist Xavier Renard met Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot at home in Orléans.
In the 15 April edition of La Croix, he paints a beautiful portrait of the couple of musicians : their daily work, their taste for research and the meeting with other arts, their influences, their motivations...
Read the entire article in La Croix
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