La Peste / Les Barocudas

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Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2809
Format: CD

Nadeau-Tremblay, Marie; Barocudas, Les

Known for its daring and youthful performances, the ensemble Les Barocudas makes its ATMA Classique recording debut with La Peste, a musical journey that explores the theme of the plague. The members of the Montreal-based trio, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Ryan Gallagher (viola da gamba), and Nathan Mondry, have compiled a program in which each piece corresponds with an episode or aspect of this 17th century pandemic. All of the composers selected for this album — Schmelzer, Castello, Fontana, Pandolfi, Rossi, Farina — were violinists, and all of them were affected by the plague, in some cases, fatally.

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