Historically Informed Performance on Period Instruments since 1985
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Boismortier: Six Sonates
A recording on period instruments
70 minutes of delight …
Hugh Canning (The Sunday Times, London)
Following on from their critically acclaimed Resonus debut of duets by Johann Joachim Quantz, the second in a series of releases based on research into historical performance practice sees the Elysium Ensemble record an album of the Six Sonates, Op. 51, by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755).
Prolific in his lifetime, publishing over 100 collections of Suites, Sonatas and other instrumental music, Boismortier’s great depth and imagination comes through in these duos for flute and violin brought to life with panache by the Elysium Ensemble’s principles Greg Dikmans & Lucinda Moon.
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Baroque Flute Solos
Recorded Live on the Camino de Santiago
“I walked 12.4 kms in the morning on the way to Burgos and was the first of my group to reach San Juan de Ortega. I ate my lunch quickly so I could get some time in the church before we had to head off again.”
”There was no time for thought or preparation — just put the flute together and play. I played for the sheer joy of being in such a wonderful space.”
”I had about 15 minutes of almost complete silence. After that people started talking and making noises in the background. The recorded pieces are the first few I played in the order I played them.”
— Greg Dikmans
Elysium Ensemble gratefully acknowledges the support of:
- Cameron Foundation
- John & Anne Duncan