D. Buxtehude / J.A. Reinken

Sonatas for 2 violins, gamba & continuo

Mirare - 2009

Johann Adam Reinken (ca.1637-1722) in Hamburg and Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) in Lübeck dominated musical life in North Germany for some forty years. Their instrumental music for violins, viol and continuo is a model of the style full of contrasts and surprises known as the ‘stylus phantasticus‘, defined by Mattheson as an art of imagination and freedom, rhetoric and vocality.

  • Stéphan Dudermel and Simon Heyerick, violins
  • Florence Bolton, viola da gamba
  • Angélique Mauillon, triple harp
  • Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord and organ
  • Emmanuel Mandrin, organ
  • Benjamin Perrot, theorbo

Label Mirare (distribution Hamonia Mundi/PIAS)


“La Rêveuse give rich and sonorous readings, finding room in the continuo compound for harpsichord, organ, theorbo and harp, and benefiting from the church acoustic in which they are recorded.(…) This is a unique composer coupling, however, so well worth getting to know.”
Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone, December 2009

“La Rêveuse’s supremely skilled and ecstatic performances give full force to both composers’ extraordinary rich musical personalities and overflowing imaginations.(…) This disc is a necessary addition to the musical library of any true Baroque music fan.”
Christopher Price, International Record Review (IRR), November 2009

“Under the direction of Benjamin Perrot, the members of La Rêveuse bring a Gallic elegance to their playing that serves the music beautifully.”
Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times, September 2009

“Die Musiker um den Lautenisten Benjamin Perrot, arbeiten sehr schön die stilistischen Gemeinsamkeiten heraus, die fließenden Melodien, kombiniert mit dem dichten, typisch deutschen Ensembleklang.(..) Das Ensemble La Rêveuse zeigt eine aus gereifte Ensemblekultur.”
Richard Lorber, fonoforum.de, July 2009

“Die sieben Ausführenden spielen sehr gefühlvoll, klangschön und spannend.”
Toccata, mai-juin 2009