“RICERCAR CONSORT – PHILIPPE PIERLOT
« Aux paroles exprimées dans le chant, la musique apporte son pouvoir sur les passions humaines, sa vertu purificatrice et sa transcendance » (Cantagrel)
In 1985, the Ricercar Consort made their first tour with J.S. Bach’s« Musicalisches Opfer », and is rapidly internationally known for it’s interpretation of cantatas and instrumental music of the German Baroque ; numerous concerts are given with famous artists like Henri Ledroit, Max van Egmond and James Bowman.
For the last few years,Philippe Pierlot has been directing the ensemble, alterning chamber music and orchestral productions ,where eventually the viola da gamba has an important place.
Their recordings encounter enthousiastic reactions both by the public or international press : “De Aeternitate” with the counter-tenor Carlos Mena received the “Diapason of the Year 2002” award and started a fructuous collaboration between Ricercar Consort and the label Mirare directed by René Martin in France. Fantazias for the viols, Stabat Mater by Vivaldi and Pergolesi, or “Valoroso”, italian chamber music by Bertali, Bach cantatas recordings, and recently Bach’s Magnificat (Gramophones’ Editor Choice): with never ending passion the ensemble brings these works to the audiences of the most important ancient music festivals of the world with extreme professionalism.
“Vielleicht wird so ja im Himmel musiziert...der Vorschein einer besseren Welt“
Die Zeit 2009“
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