Last week one of my clients gave the recently released Masterpieces of the French Baroque – Vol. V The Musicians’ Table (ABC Classics).
She performed as part of the Ensemble Battistin for the recording of this cd. Ensemble Battistin includes Kate Clark (flute), Sophie Gent (violin), Stewart Smith (harpsichord), Suzanne Wijsman (cello), Noeleen Wright (cello), Paul Wright (violin).
I have already enjoyed the first four in the series:
- Volume I: French Baroque Cantatas
- Volume II: The Concert Francais
- Volume III: The Concert Spirituel
- Volume IV: The Palais Royal
But the Musicians’ Table is my favourite.
I enjoyed how the melodies improved the quality of my movement and brought a smile to my face. I really like the picture on the cover too.
I agree with ABC Classics:
“This is an album guaranteed to delight the senses!”
I understand that all five recordings took place in the Chapel of St Ildephonsus at the Benedictine Community in New Norcia, Western Australia. New Norcia is one of the first places I visited after moving to WA.