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Peter Loewen
American Record Guide, August 2001

"...I enjoyed the sensitive performances of Savignat and Plubeau. And the music really surprises; the sudden explosions of fireworks in 'L'Indeterminee' from the fourth suite of harpsichord pieces is particularly thrilling when they're played with as much panache as Martin brings to them...that's well worth owning..."



Gary Higginson
MusicWeb International, May 2001

"Beatrice Martin has studied with Kenneth Gilbert, a great Rameau performer, and Christophe Rousset who is a leading young harpsichordist, but it is excellent that she has discovered music not played by either of her teachers. Anne Savignat has made a particular study of the baroque flute and plays with various early music ensembles. Christine Plubeau studied the gamba with Wieland Kuijken and has made several critically acclaimed recordings.

"Naxos have, for some years, given us, without fuss or a blaze of trumpets, an excellent and worthwhile flow of French baroque chamber music, by young and, in many cases, little known continental and American musicians. Indeed a group called American Baroque recorded for Naxos in 1995 Boismortier's 6 Flute Sonatas with the extraordinary high Opus number of 91 appended to them. As in this release, the players show a sure and technically sound skill but also a perfect balance of mind and heart, which is a prerequisite of an ideal performance of this often elusive music."



Marie Ritter
Early Music Review, April 2001

"The harpsichordist, Beatrice Martin, won the first prize and audience prize at the 1998 Brussels Harpsichord Competition, and it is easy to hear why on listening to this recording. Of the seven works on this disc, the four harpsichord suites stand out, both in terms of Boismortier's colourful imagination (each suite consists of a series of character pieces) and in the quality of their execution. Martin is an energetic, entertaining player capable of injecting her own personality into the individual movements; to name but two, La Choquante (the Shocking) from the 2nd Suite retains a beguiling, smooth sense of line.On the other hand, the flute pieces (more traditionally conceived using mainly dance movements) are a little disappointing. Anne Savignat is obviously a gifted player...an interesting collection with good sleeve notes."



David Preiser
ClassicsToday.com, March 2001

"All three musicians are excellent...it's hard to imagine that the playing could be any better than it is here (Artistic Quality 9)."






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