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Rebel: Sonatas / Beyer, Assemblée Des Honnestes Curieux


Release Date: 04/04/2006 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 1102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Baldomero BarcielaAmandine BeyerRonaldo LopesChiao-Pin Kuo,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Impeccable playing shows Rebel is a cause worth taking up

For many people, if Jean-Fery Rebel is known as anything more than a name, it is for one chord – the spectacular dissonance which conjures primeval chaos at the opening of his ballet suite Les elemens. Yet, as the members of L’Assemblée des Honnestes Curieux maintain here, he should perhaps be better remembered for his chamber works, which include some of the earliest duo and trio sonatas to be composed in France (they probably date from the 1690s), and which were noted in their day for successfully combining ‘Italian genius and fire’ with ‘French wisdom and tenderness’.

It seems a
Read more reasonable claim, too: the sonatas on this disc – taken from sets Rebel published in 1712 and 1713 – intermingle lentement and gracieusement movements of great Gallic sweetness and melodic refinement with vistes and gays whose violinistic flair and vigour call to mind the ever-influential Corelli. And if that ‘Chaos’ crush-chord suggests that Rebel had a taste for harmonic adventure, then that is backed up by these pieces, which contain a number of bold moves.

All of the works on this disc are available elsewhere, principally in recordings by Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr and Jaap ter Linden (eight 1713 duo sonatas on Harmonia Mundi – 4/99) and Ensemble Rebel (seven 1712 trio sonatas on DHM – 7/98), but this new release scores a hit by mixing works, and therefore textures, from both publications. That is not the only thing that makes the disc worth your money, however, for the performances are first-rate, with impeccable and vigorous ensemble-playing put at the service of rich and intelligent expression – note how when the achingly sad opening movement of Le tombeau de Monsieur de Lully returns at the end the intensity is cranked up by leaving out the harpsichord. Well recorded, too, this disc is all pleasure.

Lindsay Kemp, The GRAMOPHONE (7/2006)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (12) for 2 and 3 instruments: no 7, Le tombeau de Monsieur Lully by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Amandine Beyer (Violin), Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo),
Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord), Alba Roca (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 
2.
Sonatas (12) for 2 and 3 instruments: no 3, L'Apollon by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo), Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Alba Roca (Violin),
Amandine Beyer (Violin), Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 
3.
Sonatas (12) for 2 and 3 instruments: no 5, La Pallas by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo), Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Alba Roca (Violin),
Amandine Beyer (Violin), Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 
4.
Sonatas (12) for 2 and 3 instruments: no 11 in B flat major by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo), Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Alba Roca (Violin),
Amandine Beyer (Violin), Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 
5.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 5 in D major by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo), Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord),
Amandine Beyer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 
6.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 6 in B minor by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Ronaldo Lopes (Theorbo), Baldomero Barciela (Viola da gamba), Chiao-Pin Kuo (Harpsichord),
Amandine Beyer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Assemblées des Honnestes Curieux
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Venue:  Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Eglise de Bon-Secours, Paris, France (06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005) 

Sound Samples

Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": I. Lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": II. Vif
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": III. Lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": IV. Sans indication de mouvement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": V. Vivement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, "Tombeau de Monsieur de Lully": VI. Grave, "Les regrets"
Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major: I. Viste
Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major: II. Legerement
Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major: III. Sarabande
Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major: IV. Viste
Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major: V. Gigue
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, "L'Apollon": I. Gay
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, "L'Apollon": II. Gay - Recit lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, "L'Apollon": III. Vite
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, "L'Apollon": IV. Lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, "L'Apollon": V. Gay
Violin Sonata No. 6 in B minor: I. Grave
Violin Sonata No. 6 in B minor: II. Legerement
Violin Sonata No. 6 in B minor: III. Gracieusement
Violin Sonata No. 6 in B minor: IV. Viste
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major, "La pallas": I. Gravement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major, "La pallas": II. Vite
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major, "La pallas": III. Lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 5 in D major, "La pallas": IV. Gay
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 11 in B flat major: I. Gay
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 11 in B flat major: II. Sans indication de mouvement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 11 in B flat major: III. Lentement
Recueil de 12 sonates a II et III parties: Violin Sonata No. 11 in B flat major: IV. Chaconne: Gay

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