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Francoeur: Sonates a violin seul et basse continue / Meyerson, Pulakka, Kentala

Release Date: 06/22/2018 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 921809  
Composer:  François Francoeur
Performer:  Lauri PulakkaKreeta-Maria KentalaMitzi Meyerson
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For her ninth recording project on Glossa, the Berlin-based American harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson is joined by her Finnish colleagues Kreeta-Maria Kentala (violin) and Lauri Pulakka (cello). With this same setup – which they are keen to call the “Jones Band” – they have previously unearthed works for the label by Richard Jones and Giovanni Battista Somis. The new recording is centred on François Francœur, a celebrated member of the Vingt-quatre Violons du Roi and of Le Concert Spirituel in France, and co- director, later in his career, with François Rebel, of the Paris Opéra. The ten violin sonatas on the present double album represent the complete Premier Livre de sonates à violon seul et basse continue, Read more published in Paris in 1720. The writing brings together the elegance of the French style and the energy of the Italian in a perfect blend of both aesthetics, with Francœur presenting his own unique voice in this collection in an effective manner. The music is tuneful and fresh, refined and robust, complete with tender melodies, wild dances, pastorales, and movements of unabashed virtuosity. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonatas (10) for Violin, Book 1 by François Francoeur
Performer:  Lauri Pulakka (Cello), Kreeta-Maria Kentala (Violin), Mitzi Meyerson (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: France 

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