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In this new recording, Anima Concordia explore the repertoire that draw a line between musical rivals Jean-Marie Leclair and Italian-born Jean-Pierre Guignon, as well as works by the highly creative and imaginative Guillemain and the lesser Known Roget.
Recorded at 392 Hz
Anima Concordia delight us in the delicate and elegant style of the "French Baroque", an sublime set of sonatas for two. Performed on original instruments.
This amazing set of sonatas by its very nature suggest symmetry, intimacy and solidarity.
Leclair`s twelve sonatas manifest this ideal in its pure and most perfect form.
Liner notes by Michael Talbot.
They thoroughly acknowledge Leclair’s marriage of Italian and French styles in these duets.Tempos are well judged throughout, graces are faithfully executed, extempore ornamentation is tastefully introduced and rhythms are occasionally infused with a subtle inequality. The Strad
They play straightforwardly and vigorously, with lots of white light separating notes as well as phrases.
Fanfare Classical Music Magazine US.
A baroque duet whose sound is a rich and romantic experience! A.Takahashi, The Record Geijitsu Magazine, Tokyo, 2010
Anima Concordia is an ensemble whose joyful musical discourse
delights us in the delicate and elegant style of the "French Baroque" Yamada. CD Journal, Tokyo 2010
This CD enriches our appreciation of the originality and imagination
of the music of Jean -Marie Leclair The Record Geijitsu Magazine, Tokyo, 2010
They convey all the beauty of Leclair's work, it is well worth taking
some quality listening time for this performance CDJournal Magazine, Tokyo 2010
Anima Concordia: even without the usual "basso continuo",
this duet has a rich and balanced sound M.Ohki. The record magazine. Tokyo 2010