Circa 1700: Purcell & his Generation La Rêveuse, Benjamin Perrot & Florence Bolton
- Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792:
- 1Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: I. [Sans indication] . Adagio01:41
- 2Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: II. Canzona. [Allegro] - Adagio02:11
- 3Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: III. Poco largo. Allegro02:55
- Godfrey Finger (1660 - 1730):
- 4A Ground in D Minor for Recorder03:20
- Giovanni Battista Draghi (1640 - 1708):
- 5Trio Sonata in G Minor: I. Adagio02:28
- 6Trio Sonata in G Minor: II. Canzone. Allegro - Adagio - Presto02:18
- 7Trio Sonata in G Minor: III. Adagio03:29
- 8Trio Sonata in G Minor: IV. [Allegro]. Vivace - Adagio01:47
- John Blow (1649 - 1708):
- 9Ground in G Minor for two Recorders04:09
- Godfrey Finger (1660 - 1730): Suite in D Minor for Recorder:
- 10Suite in D Minor for Recorder: I. Ouverture03:32
- 11Suite in D Minor for Recorder: II. A Farewell03:46
- 12Suite in D Minor for Recorder: III. Jigg00:43
- 13Suite in D Minor for Recorder: IV. A Ground02:52
- Sonata Seconda in D for Viola da Gamba:
- 14Sonata Seconda in D for Viola da Gamba: I. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Presto - Adagio02:59
- 15Sonata Seconda in D for Viola da Gamba: II. Aria02:07
- 16Sonata Seconda in D for Viola da Gamba: III. Adagio. [Allegro] - [Allegro]04:10
- Daniel Purcell (1664 - 1717): Sonata Terza in D Minor for two Recorders:
- 17Sonata Terza in D Minor for two Recorders: I. Adagio01:41
- 18Sonata Terza in D Minor for two Recorders: II. Allegro01:00
- 19Sonata Terza in D Minor for two Recorders: III. Largo01:54
- 20Sonata Terza in D Minor for two Recorders: IV. Allegro01:02
- Sonata Sexta in F Minor for Violin:
- 21Sonata Sexta in F Minor for Violin: I. Adagio02:04
- 22Sonata Sexta in F Minor for Violin: II. Allegro01:04
- 23Sonata Sexta in F Minor for Violin: III. Adagio02:15
- 24Sonata Sexta in F Minor for Violin: IV. Allegro01:13
- William Croft (1678 - 1727):
- 25Sonata in F for two Recorders and two Violins: I. [Allegro]01:03
- 26Sonata in F for two Recorders and two Violins: II. Adagio02:54
- 27Sonata in F for two Recorders and two Violins: III. Allegro01:52
- Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):
- 28Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, Z. 80707:33
Info for Circa 1700: Purcell & his Generation
At the end of the Seventeenth Century, London became a city full of promise, the stuff that dreams were made of: theatres and concerts were packed every night and the music publishing market was flourishing.
This great European capital at the height of its economic expansion was extremely attractive to the foreign musicians who settled there in large numbers. It provided a most favourable context for the development of instrumental music, fuelled by the final flowering of the English tradition and by the latest European innovations.
Benjamin Perrot, théorbe
Florence Bolton, viola da gamba
Founded by Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse is a flexibly sized ensemble of solo musicians which aims to bring back to life selected works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It has attracted favorable attention with its concerts in France and abroad, while its recordings on Mirare and K617 have all been acclaimed by the French and international press (f de Télérama, CHOC de Classica, Gramophone, Early Music Review, etc.).
Wishing to forge links between the different artistic disciplines, La Rêveuse has worked since its formation in close collaboration with the world of the theatre. In particular, it has taken part in a number of spectacles with Benjamin Lazar, Louise Moaty, Catherine Hiegel and François Morel, the visual artist Vincent Vergone (Cie Praxinoscope) and Nicolas Vial.
Its strong desire to share with every type of audience the humanism, beauty and culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has led La Rêveuse to develop over the past few years a series of individually conceived concert-lectures bringing out parallels between music, literature, painting and heritage, in collaboration with Jean-Philippe Guye, Professor of Arts and Civilisations at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. The ensemble is also committed to educational and outreach projects covering these subjects with primary and secondary school students. Its most recent project, Les Lettres persanes revisitées, with adolescent and adult newcomers to the field, was a finalist for the Prix de l’Audace Culturelle et Artistique 2016 (Fondation Culture & Diversité).
Its most recent productions have included Jack et le Haricot Magique, a musical fairytale in collaboration with Kristof Le Gar ; Molière/Lully’s comédie-ballet Monsieur de Pourceaugnac with Le éâtre de l’Éventail (Raphaël de Angelis); Ba-Rock!, an ‘unplugged’ concert focusing on English-language song from Dowland to Sting; and L’Heure verte, a cabaret show combining polyphonic airs with contemporary compositions by Vincent Bouchot, directed by Nicolas Vial.
La Rêveuse is currently working on a book-CD project devoted to two great artists of the early eighteenth century, Marin Marais and Antoine Watteau.
La Rêveuse receives support from DRAC Centre - Ministère de la Culture, the Région Centre, the City of Orléans and the Fondation Orange. It is a member of the professional bodies FEVIS (Fédération des Ensembles Vocaux et Instrumentaux Spécialisés) and Profedim (Syndicat professionnel des Producteurs, Festivals, Ensembles, Di useurs Indépendants de Musique).