Following on from the critical success of their debut recording (RES10112), Fantasticus release their second album for Resonus Classics with an selection of French Baroque chamber works.
Here, the trio – Rie Kimura (baroque violin), Robert Smith (viola da gamba) and Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord) – perform an exquisite programme of French Baroque chamber works focussing on a theme of ‘musical portraits’. The recording includes popular and lesser-known works by composers such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marin Marais, François Francoeur, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jacques Duphly and Louis-Antoine Dornel.
"THis is a most delightful recital of early-18th centuary French Baroque chamber music. The works have been carefully chosen and comprise solos as well as trios. Definately a collector’s item."
Julie Ann Sadie - Gramophone magazine - January 2014
"... A fine successor, then, to Fantasicus’s debut disc, with the same performing virtues and its fair share of beautifully judged moments."
Carl Rosman - International Record Review - December 2013
"... With their first two releases, Fantasticus have established themselves as a white-hot addition to the early music scene. Fantasticus by name; fantastic by nature!"
Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine - Christmas 2013