Discography: (CA) ATMA Newsletter (29 may 2012): New Releases

Contributed by Admin on May 30, 2012

(From the latest ATMA newsletter) 

Two new releases that may be of interest to you from ATMA Classique: “Les goûts accordésEsteban La Rotta, theorbo and “Nouveaux «Brandebourgeois»Montréal Baroque

Les goûts accordésEsteban La Rotta, theorbo

Esteban La Rotta, theorbo
Jivko  Georgiev, cello
Margaret Little, viola da gamba
Katelyn Clark, organ

“The second half of the seventeenth century saw the unification and centralization of the French State. Louis XIV understood that no real unification would be possible without first setting the cultural tone. France, it was deemed, needed an independent musical identity, in oppostion to italian style. Although some musicians claimed to have adopted the style of the goûts réunis,  thereby melting Italian and French references.  …“

Nouveaux BrandebourgeoisMontréal Baroque

Montréal Baroque
Eric Milnes, conductor“

ATMA presents six 'New' concertos inspired by Bach's highly colourful and creative sequence of orchestrations of the Brandeburgs. This historical reconstruction has been done by scholar and oboist Bruce Haynes. These concertos are not meant as serious reconstructions, merely as speculative trials to demonstrate the possibilities for instrumental treatment of Bach's rich fund of musical inventions contained in the cantatas and over vocal works.

La Bande Montréal Baroque brings together some of Montreal's finest early music performers. Under the Artistic directions of Susie Napper, the ensemble was created especially for the Montreal Baroque Festival, wich is held in June since 2003 in Old Montréal.”

Visit the ATMA Classique website for more information of these releases or other previous months releases.