Direction artistique Benjamin Perrot & Florence Bolton

L'Autre Monde ou les Estats & Empires de la Lune / Cyrano de Bergerac


DVD - Spectacle mis en scène par Benjamin Lazar, avec Benjamin Lazar et La Rêveuse.

PRESS ACTUALITY

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.

International Actuality

Big succès during the Lawes tour in Canada

(March 25th-28th)

"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, 2015

 

> 25 March, Orpheus britanicus* :

Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal (Canada)

> 27 March, Songs of an english cavalier* :

Early Music Vancouver (Canada)

> 28 MarchSongs of an english cavalier* :

Early Music Society of Islands, Victoria (Canada)

 

Jeffrey Thompson, tenor | Florence Bolton, treble and bass viol | Bertrand Cuiller*, harpsichord | Benjamin Perrot, theorbo and lute

 

CD available on the Mirare label

Canadian tour organized with the support of Spedidam and the French Institut / Conseil régional du Centre.

LAST CD

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

 

"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

Summer Music training course (Seuilly, 27 july - 1 august)

Musique à Seuilly - 37 (4-10 août)

Each year, La Rêveuse proposes an early music training course for the young professionals and for amateurs.

 

Taught disciplines:

. 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!