Fantasticus

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  • Marais: Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont de Paris
  • Rameau: Cinquième concert
  • Marais: Tombeau por Monsr. de Lully
  • Francoeur: Violin sonate VI
  • Leclair: Sonata VIII à 3
  • Duphly: La Forqueray
  • Dornel: Sonate IV
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Fugue, La Forqueray (Fragment), from Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, 1741
Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Allegro from Sonata à 3 number VIII (fragment)
François Francoeur (1698-1787)
Sarabande from Violin sonata VI (fragment)
  • With their first two releases, Fantasticus have established themselves as a white-hot addition to the early music scene.
    Fantasticus by name; fantastic by nature!
    BBC Music Magazine Chamber Music Choice for the Christmas edition 2013
  • Their performances are confident, stylish, beautifully articulated and convey a sense of genuine rapport.
    Definitely a collector’s item.
    Gramophone Editor's Choice January 2014
  • The programme is an uncommonly interesting one, and these versatile performers do it full justice.
    Fantasticus bring to life each item's distinctive character and emotional score with unfailing perception.
    The music dances with both elegance and finesse.
    Classical Ear Rated 5 Stars

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  • Stradella: Sinfonia No. 22 in D minor
  • Buxtehude: Sonata a 2 in A minor, BuxWV 272
  • Pandolfi Mealli: Sonata 'La Castella'
  • Schmelzer: Sonata a 2 in A minor
  • attr. Kertzinger: Sonatina in D minor
  • Bertali: Sonata a 2 in D minor
  • Muffat: Passacaglia in G minor
  • Buxtehude: Sonata and Suite in B flat
  • Jenkins: Fantasia in D minor
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Sonata from Sonata and Suite in B flat major BuxWV 273 (fragment)
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
Sinfonia nr.22 in d minor (fragment)
Augustinus Kertzinger (?-1678)
Sonatina in d minor (fragment)
  • Here was a group in thrilling harmony with itself, and with genius to spare. Ensemble is laser-sharp and the music-making oozes insight and vitality.
    BBC Music Magazine Christmas Edition 2013
  • Throughout the recital, the playing is top-notch - the individual musicians are superb and they blend so naturally in consort.
    Early Music Review October 2012
  • Fantasticus makes an impressive recording debut with this programme of inventive, virtuoso chamber music by mostly 17th-century italian and German composers. Its vigorous, dramatic and highly extrovert readings make for compelling listening, demonstrating not only versatility and flexibility but also intimacy and incisiveness.
    The Strad December 2012

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Gottfried Finger (1660-1730)
Sonata Prima op.1 (ca. 1688)
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Sonata a 2 in a BuxWV 272 (Uppsala)
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (c.1630-c.1669)
Sonata op.3 no.4 in D “La Castella”
Antonio Bertali (1605-1669)
Sonata a 2 in d (Uppsala)