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François Couperin: Apothéoses / Amandine Beyer, violin

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : La superbe, for 2 violins & continuo
>Couperin, François : L'Apotheose de Lully, for various instruments & continuo
>Couperin, François : Le Parnasse, ou L'Apotheose de Corelli, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo (Les Gouts reunis)
>Couperin, François : La Sultane, for 2 violins & continuo
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Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, 3rd February 2015
The togetherness of the group and the joie de vivre of the performances is really splendid.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2014
These are lively, elegant, performances that capture the subtlety of Couperin without affectation or special effects...Though hardly the only recording of these works, Gli Incogniti's should be considered among the best.

The ensemble Gli incogniti, led by Amandine Beyer, makes their harmonia mundi début with this album of chamber music by François Couperin. When he published his twin Apothéoses in memory of two great masters of music in 1724-25, Couperin was asserting his desire to promote a meeting of the French and Italian styles - from a very Gallic point of view, naturally. But, far from blindly imitating his idols, Couperin takes inspiration from these styles and arrives at a blend that takes the best from both.

International Record Review, November 2014
The all-string approach works extremely well ... there is no lack of fire and flare when needed. I rank their performances of La Sultane and La Superbe among the best I have heard ... Gli Incogniti's debut recording on harmonia mundi boasts a sublime recorded sound and handsome documentation ... not to be missed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Gironde (01/04/2014-01/07/2014).



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Works Details

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : La superbe, for 2 violins & continuo
  • Performer: Amandine Beyer (Violin)
  • Conductor: Amandine Beyer
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Gironde (01/04/2014-01/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : L'Apothéose de Lully, for various instruments & continuo
  • Performer: Amandine Beyer (Violin)
  • Conductor: Amandine Beyer
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Gironde (01/04/2014-01/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Chamber Music

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Le Parnasse, ou L'Apothéose de Corelli, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo (Les Goûts réunis)
  • Performer: Amandine Beyer (Violin)
  • Conductor: Amandine Beyer
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Gironde (01/04/2014-01/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Chamber Music

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : La Sultane, for 2 violins & continuo
  • Performer: Amandine Beyer (Violin)
  • Conductor: Amandine Beyer
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Théâtre des Quatre Saisons de Gradignan, Gironde (01/04/2014-01/07/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque