Resonus RE 0112
Baroque chamber works performed by Fantasticus
The talented Baroque trio, Fantasticus, here make their debut recording with an album including works by Dieterich Buxtehude, Antonio Bertali, John Jenkins, Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli, Augustinus Kertzinger, Georg Muffat, Alessandro Stradella and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. Based in Amsterdam, Fantasticus features Rie Kimura (Baroque violin), Robert Smith (viola da gamba and Baroque cello) and Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord) and is inspired by the gloriously virtuosic music from the end of the 17th century, from which the name Stylus Fantasticus was coined.
Performance ***** Recording *****
"... Each instrument bags it’s moment in the spolight, with Robert Smith’s thrilling visceral yet expressive account of the gamba Sonatina by Augustinius Kertzinger shing particularly bright."
Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine - Christmas 2013
"...a most impressive debut from a group well worth following."
Carl Rosman - International Record Review - October 2012