Juilliard Baroque's debut CD on Naxos!
Couperin: Les Nations
Digital Street Date: April 7, 2015
Physical Street Date: April 14, 2015
Amazon Pre-Order Link
Established in 2009, Juilliard Baroque brings together some of the world's most respected and accomplished period-instrument specialists. The members of Juilliard Baroque are virtuoso performers, award-winning recitalists, Grammy-nominated recording artists, soloists, and/or principals with every major international early music ensemble. Juilliard Baroque performs in a number of guises and has a wide-ranging repertoire, from intimate chamber music concerts with just a handful of performers to larger scale works that require orchestral forces. Core members include Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, and Robert Mealy, violins; Phoebe Carrai, cello; Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba; Robert Nairn, double bass; Sandra Miller, flute; Gonzalo Ruiz, oboe; and Dominic Teresi, bassoon.
Juilliard Baroque’s debut season included performances in New York and Madrid. Of the ensemble’s performance of the "Brandenburg” Concertos, Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote: "Its traversal was an explosion of energy, with consistently brisk tempos (even, comparatively speaking, in the slow movements), sharply articulated rhythms, and textures that combined an appealing period-instrument grittiness with the kind of transparency that brings every strand of Bach's counterpoint into focus." This group has appeared in several concerts in New York, including return engagements on the Music Before 1800 and Salon/Sanctuary concert series. A program entitled "The Three Fiddlers," featuring Monica Huggett, Cynthia Roberts, and Robert Mealy was presented by for Renaissance and Baroque of Pittsburgh. Juilliard Baroque made its debut at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., in a concert featuring Bach’s A Musical Offering.
Listen to Juilliard Baroque performing "La piémontoise" from Couperin's Les Nations at Music Before 1800: la_piemontoise.mp3
For more information and booking inquiries, please contact:
Benjamin Sosland, Administrative Director
Juilliard Historical Performance
(212) 799-5000, ext. 7211