Signum Classics SIGCD008

Early Music News

Stunning & compulsive listening … a revelatory recording marrying scholarship with vivid, risk-taking imagination. Highly recommended.

Early Music Review (UK)

All the playing is first rate, with exemplary intonation, phrasing, ornamentation and all-round good taste' -  'The disc opens with 'Jupiter', a vivid character piece, breathtakingly energetic with frenetic harpsichord octave doublings to describe his Olympian thunderbolts. Its simple yet distinctive rondeau refrain will haunt your memory for days. Another which I cannot shake off is a chaconne 'La Buisson' - beware ! This is compulsive listening.


JBA Forqueray: Jupiter - La Silva - Chaconne la Buisson - La Bouron - La Dubreüil - La Leclair - La Clément - Sarabande la d'aubonne - La Sainscy - La Angrave - La Cottin - La Tronchin - La du Vaucel - 'Chaconne la Morangis'

Oliver Webber - baroque violin; Susanne Heinrich - pardessus & bass viol; Rachel Stott - baroque viola; Sarah Groser - bass viol; Gareth Deats - baroque cello; Lynda Sayce - theorbo & baroque guitar; Kah-Ming Ng - harpsichord & chamber organ