Baroque Chamber Music with Recorder, Marion Verbruggen and Arion Ensemble

Baroque Chamber Music with Recorder


Arion ensemble
with Marion Verbruggen, recorder
Titanic Records 1990, Ti-177

Arion give a very good account of themselves in a program touching on three rather diverse areas: the early Italian sonata, French music circa 1720, and music from Berlin of Frederick the Great, circa 1750 (…) Arion’s playing is first rate, as that of Marion Verbruggen …       – Tom Moore, Fanfare, 1993, USA

Product Description

Arion ensemble
with Marion Verbruggen, recorder

Louis Antoine Dornel (c.1680 – c. 1756)
1. Symphonie en quatuor 7:01
Johann Joachim Quantz (1681 – 1767)
Sonata in C Major
2. Affectuoso 2:58
3. Alla Breve 2:24
4. Larghetto 2:48
5. Vivace 3:30
 Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570 – 1622 +)
 6. Sonata a tre 3:02
 Dario Castello (early 17 century)
 7. Sonata Quarta 6:04
 Francesco Turini ( c. 1589 – 1656)
 8. Sonata in a minor 3:18
 Carl Heinrich Graun (1704 – 1759)
 Sonata in F Major
 9. Largo 2:45
 10. Poco allegro 4:29
 11. Andante 2:39
 12. Vivace 3:38
 Francois Couperin (1668 – 1733)
Huitième Concert
13. Ouverture 2:40
14. Grande Ritournéle 2:44
15. Air, noblement 2:43
16. Air, tendre 1:32
17. Air, léger 1:06
18. Loure 3:03
19. Air, animé 1:20
20. Sarabande, grave 2:17
21. Air, léger 1:11
22. Air, tendre 4:02
23. Air de Baccantes 1:14

Marion Verbruggen´s instruments :
Voice flute : copy after JC Denner, by Frederick Morgan.
Renaissance soprano recorder : copy after Ganassi, by Frederick Morgan
Soprano recorder : copy after Terton, by Frederick Morgan

Ensemble Arion :

Claire Guimond, baroque flute
Chantal Rémillard, baroque violin
Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba
Hank Knox, harpsichord


The Dutch recorder player, Marion Verbruggen, is one of the most extraordinary virtuosos of her generation. Famed for her high-spirited, technically dazzling performances, she has earned an international reputation as a master of style on her instrument throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Japan and Australia. Enamored of the recorder from an early age, she studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Frans Brüggen. Upon completing her diplomas cum laude, she was invited to join the faculty at the Royal Conservatory. Her prizes include the first International Recorder Competition in Bruges, the Nicolai Prize for the Performances of Contemporary Dutch Music, and the Erwin Bodky Award for Early Music.

As a soloist Marion Verbruggen plays with prestigious ensembles including Musica Antiqua Köln, Akademie für Ancient Musik Berlin, Arion, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Tafelmusik Orchestra. She performs in chamber music ensembles with other renowned early music artists including harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen and Ton Koopman, gambist Wieland Kuijken, baroque cellist Jaap ter Linden, and violinist Lucy van Dael. Her early music festival appearances include Utrecht, Berkeley, Berlin, Boston and Tel Aviv. Marion Verbruggen also plays solo recitals throughout the world.

Marion Verbruggen guest teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and gives master-classes and workshops throughout the world. Her diverse discography includes music ranging from 17th century Spanish songs and theatre music to her own transcriptions of the J.S. Bach Cello Suites. She has recorded for BMG, EMI Erato, harmonia mundi usa, Ricercar, Sony, Titanic, and Accent.

Recorded December 1987, at the Old Brick Church, West Brome, Quebec.

Ti – 177.