Arion Baroque Orchestra
Guest conductor Barthold Kuijken
Soloists Claire Guimond, flute
and Chantal Rémillard, violin
See program notes here.
George Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) Suite in A minor TWV 55 : A4 [15 :50]
|1. Ouverture||3 :05|
|2. Passepied – Trio||2 :32|
|3. Bourrée||1 :42|
|4. Menuet – Trio||2 :43|
|5. Rondeau||1 :24|
|6. Polonaise||2 :57|
|7. Gigue||1 :27|
Johann Bernard Bach (1676 – 1749) Suite in G minor [21 :56]
featuring Chantal Rémillard, violin solo
|8. Ouverture||4 :43|
|9. Air||3 :28|
|10. Rondeau||1 :43|
|11. Loure||4 :08|
|12. Fantaisie||5 :42|
|13. Passepied||2 :12|
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Suite in B minor BWV 1067 [18 :29]
featuring Claire Guimond, flute solo
|14. Ouverture||5 :57|
|15. Rondeau||1 :51|
|16. Sarabande||3 :03|
|17. Bourrée I – Bourrée II||1 :44|
|18. Polonaise – Double||3 :12|
|19. Menuet||1 :05|
|20. Badinerie||1 :37|
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) Suite from the opera Rodrigo [15 :45]
|21. Ouverture||2 :31|
|22. Gigue||0 :56|
|23. Sarabande||2 :23|
|24. Matelot||1 :03|
|25. Menuet||1 :10|
|26. Bourrée||1 :12|
|27. Air||1 :08|
|28. Menuet||1 :13|
|29. Passacaille||4 :09|
Arion is a Montreal-based baroque orchestra performing on period instruments. The ensemble was founded in 1981 by flautist Claire Guimond, violinist Chantal Rémillard, gambist Betsy MacMillan and harpsichordist Hank Knox. Claire Guimond has been ARION’s artistic director ever since its first concerts.
From the outset, Arion’s concerts were unanimously hailed for their clarity and gusto as well as their refined and expressive performances, chosen from a vast array of early music works. A meticulous attention to detail has placed Arion’s artistic achievements amongst those of the greatest current early music ensembles.
The orchestra calls upon world-renowned guest conductors to perform vocal and instrumental works in its high-profile series of concerts in Montreal. They include Barthold Kuijken, Monica Huggett, Jaap ter Linden, Daniel Cuiller and Elizabeth Wallfisch.
A recipient of numerous awards and grants, Arion has toured extensively throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico and the United States. The autumn of 2006 was also the occasion for Arion to tour Japan in its first Asian tour.
Arion’s discography features 25 CDs, distributed internationally both as a quartet and in a larger setting with the collaboration of such fine artists sopranos Agnès Mellon and Suzie LeBlanc, mezzo Kimberly Barber, countertenors Matthew White and Daniel Taylor, baritone Max van Egmond, violinist and conductor Monica Huggett, Barthold Kuijken and Jaap ter Linden, as well as some of the country’s top baroque soloists.
Chantal Rémillard, soloist
Claire Guimond, soloist
Recorded in January 2001 at St-Augustin de Mirabel church, Quebec.
Producer : Arion, all rights reserved.
Recording Producer : Johanne Goyette
Production assistants : Valérie Leclair, Jaques-André Houle
Artistic Direction : Claire Guimond
Graphic design : Diane Lagacé
Photos : Yanick MacDonald
This recording was sponsored by La Banque Laurentienne.
We recognise the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Sound Recording Development Program.
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