Direction artistique Benjamin Perrot & Florence Bolton

Marin Marais - Pièces de viole

MIRARE (MIR 386) - sortie le 12 janvier 2018


La Rêveuse's last CD devoted to the viol pieces in Marin Marais's later works has released on January 12th by Mirare. (Distributed by Harmonia Mundi/PIAS).



Florence Bolton, viola da gamba | Benjamin Perrot, theorbo | Carsten Lohff, harpsichord| Robin Pharo, viola da gamba

Hughes Deschaux, sound engineer | recorded in september 2016 with the support of the Château de Chambord, Conseil Régional Centre Val de Loire & FCM.


• 07 jan. : RADIO, Sound the Trumpet, Strike the viol / Kees Koudstaal (Concertzender, NL)

• 08 jan. : RADIO, Classic Club  / Lionel Esparza (France Musique)

• 10 jan. : RADIO, Demandez le programme / Camille De Rijck (Musiq3, 

• 04 feb., 15h, Folle Journée de Nantes (44) : CONCERT La Provençale et la Biscayenne

Choc Hit of the year prize

The CD Trio Sonatas - Uppsala Manuscript / D.Buxtehude (released for the label Mirare on february 2017) has been awarded the 'CHOC' Hit of the Year prize for 2017 by the magazine Classica, Clef d'or Resmusica 2017 and has been appointed for the ICMA Price for 2018 (International Classical Music Awards).


It is a further accolade to be added to a long list of other awards this year:

Choc de l'année (Hit of the Year), and Prise du Son du Mois (Recording of the month) in Classica; 5 Diapasons; ffff Telerama; Bestenliste from Deutsche SchallPlatten Krittik; Joker from the Belgian review Crescendo; 5 croches from the Luxembourg review Pizzicato; Clef du Mois de Resmusica; Choix de France Musique; Choix de Francis Drésel/Radio Classique, Wunder.


For the re-opening of the rooms XVIIIth century of the Orléans Fine Arts Museum, the  La Rêveuse Early Music Courses are invited to give a concert around the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755). They will work in association with the recorders' classes (Virginia Tripette) and lyrical classes (Adélaïde Rouyer and Corinne Sertillanges) of the Orléans Music Conservatoire.



> 13 jan., Conservatoire d'Orléans : master-class 

> 20 jan., Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans : concert Ballets de village, musique champêtre au siècle des Lumières

MUSICAL SHOW: Jack and the Bean Stalk

A puppet play with baroque music inspired by the imagery of the great English illustrator Walter Crane and the music of John Playford's English Dancing Master (1651).

Kristof Le Garff, puppeteer | Florence Bolton & Benjamin Perrot, musicians


> 24th-25th jan. : Théâtre Mac Nab, Vierson (18) - tout public


Link to the reportage France 3 Bretain about the shows during the Lanvellec Festival in nov.17.

Link YouTube to the teaser

Next Concerts

Frisson Baroque Festival

La Rêveuse is invited again by this festival at the borders of Paris, with two differents programmes with the american tenor Jeffrey Thompson : Henry Lawes / Henry Purcell & des Cantates Comiques de Racot de Grandval

Jeffrey Thompson, ténor | Ajay Ranganathan*, violon | Florence Bolton, viole de gambe | Benjamin Perrot, théorbe | Clément Geoffroy*, clavecin


> 27th jan.: La Grange aux Dîmes - Jossigny (77): Henry Lawes / Henry Purcell - Deux maîtres de l'art du chant dans l'Angleterre du XVIIème siècle

> 28th jan.: La Grange aux Dîmes - Jossigny (77): La Matrone d'Ephèse, cantates comiques de Racot de Granval*


Extracts from the Henry Lawes CD (Mirare) on Youtube:

. Slide soft you silver floods

. Have you e'er seen the morning sun

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