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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2001 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
Bruno Cocset is the real thing. His earlier recording of Bach's Suites for solo cello was in the same league as Casals and Fournier's, but his new disc of Sonatas by Jean Barrière is truly in a league of its own. There are two reasons for this. First, Cocset is a performer of tremendous virtuosity and terrific charisma. His technique is flawless and he makes completely convincing and utterly compelling music of these supremely difficult works. Second, Barrière is a virtually unknown composer of amazingly good music. A bit younger than the generation of Marais and Forqueray, Barrière was at the peak of his career as a composer of soulful, sensitive, and staggeringly difficult music, much of it for the cello, when he died suddenly at the age of 40. The opportunity to hear a fabulous player performing stunningly good music is not to be missed by anyone who loves French cello music of the Baroque period. Alpha's recording is warm and deep, but perhaps just a bit too distant. The packaging is tasteful, beautiful, and tiny. © TiVo
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 1999 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Recommandé par Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
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Classical - Released October 20, 2015 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 9 de Répertoire
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Chamber Music - Released September 21, 2018 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 5 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released February 12, 2009 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
Here's one of those recordings that throws multiple unorthodox ideas at the listener; you don't think it could possibly work, but it has a unity that springs from creative intensity. French group Les Basses Réunies consists of Bruno Cocset, known as a cellist but here playing viols, plus a keyboard-and-contrabass continuo duo. The viols, in alto, tenor, and bass sizes, are "alla bastarda," a slippery term designating both an unorthodox way of playing a viol (hence the name) and eventually a new type of viol. They're copies of instruments from the seventeenth century, one of them pictured in the still life shown on the package and analyzed by art historian Dénis Grenier, an unusually direct correspondence between music and art among the releases in this series, which mostly have relied on abstract ideas. Cocset plays the three sonatas for viola da gamba and continuo, BWV 1027-1029. A seventeenth century viol brings a distinctively antique voice to these sonatas, but there are further surprises in store. Cocset embeds each sonata in a little trilogy beginning with a chorale prelude and ending with an organ trio sonata or, at the end, another chorale prelude -- all played by keyboard and viol, with or without double bass, with the viol taking over one line or one hand of the organ part. The whole project seems to take Bach's music merely as a point of departure for further creative activity, but Bach can stand up to a lot, and the music takes on a unique air of mystery and spiritual melancholy, almost as if one of the French viol masters of the late seventeenth century had somehow lived long enough to witness and react to Bach's maturity. An offbeat project even by the standards of the Alpha label, this should appeal greatly to any fan of the long tradition, running from Mozart to Wendy Carlos and beyond, of breaking Bach down and making something new of his music. © TiVo
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 1999 | Alpha

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Classical - Released May 26, 2011 | Ricercar

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Chamber Music - Released February 12, 2009 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique
Here's one of those recordings that throws multiple unorthodox ideas at the listener; you don't think it could possibly work, but it has a unity that springs from creative intensity. French group Les Basses Réunies consists of Bruno Cocset, known as a cellist but here playing viols, plus a keyboard-and-contrabass continuo duo. The viols, in alto, tenor, and bass sizes, are "alla bastarda," a slippery term designating both an unorthodox way of playing a viol (hence the name) and eventually a new type of viol. They're copies of instruments from the seventeenth century, one of them pictured in the still life shown on the package and analyzed by art historian Dénis Grenier, an unusually direct correspondence between music and art among the releases in this series, which mostly have relied on abstract ideas. Cocset plays the three sonatas for viola da gamba and continuo, BWV 1027-1029. A seventeenth century viol brings a distinctively antique voice to these sonatas, but there are further surprises in store. Cocset embeds each sonata in a little trilogy beginning with a chorale prelude and ending with an organ trio sonata or, at the end, another chorale prelude -- all played by keyboard and viol, with or without double bass, with the viol taking over one line or one hand of the organ part. The whole project seems to take Bach's music merely as a point of departure for further creative activity, but Bach can stand up to a lot, and the music takes on a unique air of mystery and spiritual melancholy, almost as if one of the French viol masters of the late seventeenth century had somehow lived long enough to witness and react to Bach's maturity. An offbeat project even by the standards of the Alpha label, this should appeal greatly to any fan of the long tradition, running from Mozart to Wendy Carlos and beyond, of breaking Bach down and making something new of his music. © TiVo
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Classical - Released March 20, 2020 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
The latest album from the Les Basses Réunies ensemble takes us deep into the phantasmagorical world of the Trattado De Glosas (literally "Treatise Of The Glosses") published by Diego Ortiz, a unique testament of the instrumental music of the Spanish Renaissance mixing poetry, profundity, innovation and virtuosity. Published in Rome in 1553 in both Spanish and Italian, this treatise offers a series of variations for several instruments. In the second volume, recorded here in its entirety, we find a succession of Ricercares (a typical 16th century musical form based on a process of imitation) of rare melodic and rhythmic richness, whose roots lie in then-popular dance pieces such as passamezzo antico and passamezzo moderno, the Ruggiero, the folia and the romanesca. The performance of this second book alternates the two main musicians, Bruno Cocset and Guido Balestracci, who are joined by bass viols, organs, harpsichord and vihuela (Spanish baroque guitar). The Basses Réunies’ work of re-reading this repertoire is closely linked to organology, through the rediscovery of instruments which were lost and then recreated for the occasion. These restorations relied on the use of period paintings (in particular the works of Greco) and a collection of engravings representing musicians and rare instruments, which have often unfortunately survived to the present day in a rather pitiful state. The pioneering and visionary work of the instrumentalist, composer and theorist Diego Ortiz contains a foreshadowing of the art of "diminution" (ornamentation of a melody) that would go on to reign supreme over all Italian music of the Renaissance. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Chamber Music - Released March 31, 2017 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
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Chamber Music - Released January 1, 2001 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica
Bruno Cocset is the real thing. His earlier recording of Bach's Suites for solo cello was in the same league as Casals and Fournier's, but his new disc of Sonatas by Jean Barrière is truly in a league of its own. There are two reasons for this. First, Cocset is a performer of tremendous virtuosity and terrific charisma. His technique is flawless and he makes completely convincing and utterly compelling music of these supremely difficult works. Second, Barrière is a virtually unknown composer of amazingly good music. A bit younger than the generation of Marais and Forqueray, Barrière was at the peak of his career as a composer of soulful, sensitive, and staggeringly difficult music, much of it for the cello, when he died suddenly at the age of 40. The opportunity to hear a fabulous player performing stunningly good music is not to be missed by anyone who loves French cello music of the Baroque period. Alpha's recording is warm and deep, but perhaps just a bit too distant. The packaging is tasteful, beautiful, and tiny. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released October 28, 2014 | Alpha

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Classical - Released September 6, 2016 | Alpha

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Classical - Released September 6, 2016 | Alpha Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 1999 | Alpha Classics

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Classical - Released March 31, 2017 | Alpha Classics

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Chamber Music - Released March 9, 2012 | Musica Omnia

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Classical - Released April 10, 2008 | Alpha Classics