Geminiani: Concerto grosso «La Follia » d'après Corelli Pachelbel: Canon en ré majeur 3 Gigue en ré majeur Purcell: Chaconne en sol mineur Z. 730 Marcello: Concerto en ré mineur pour hautbois, cordes et continuo JS Bach: Sinfonia de la cantate BWV 156 JC Bach: 'Air' de la Suite pour orchestre en ré majeur, BWV 1068 Mozart: Sérénade en sol majeur "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K. 525 Gluck: Ballet des Ombres heureuses
2011 Juno Award Nominee - CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Musicians fondly think of some works as bonbons or candy, for they are as agreeable to play as they are to listen to; everybody likes them. Their melodies are engraved in our memories and run through our heads, as the makers of movies and ads know so well. Some, such as the Aria from Bach’s Suite in D major or Pachelbel’s Canon, cause us to shed tears at weddings or funerals. How can the popularity of these particular and apparently immortal works be explained, when their composers—with the exception of Corelli—have written so many other more elaborate masterpieces? Is it because, in their simplicity, these little jewels pierce straight into the hearts of their listeners? For ATMA and Les Violons du Roy the answer is yes.