Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 361.08 Mb | 67:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO (cpo999682-2)
Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms.