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Telemann Six Concertos for flute and harpsichord by Claire Guimond and Luc Beausejour

TELEMANN – Six Concertos

$17.40

Claire Guimond , baroque flute
and Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord.
2002, EMCCD7755

At last the dream team of Claire Guimond and Luc Beauséjour have released a follow –up to their earlier successful joint endeavour (Boismortier Sonatas). These beautiful Telemann Concertos are surprisingly unknown. In this recording, produced in February of 2002 in Québec, they are brought to a new height by this symbiotic artistic partnership. A must-get recording !

*** Nomination, CD of the year, Baroque Music ***
(Conseil québécois de la Musique)

Claire Guimond and Luc Beauséjour are fine players, masters of their instruments and of the style. Guimond has a lovely tone and a fluid and involving line, with tasteful ornamentation.   – Goldberg Magazine (Spain), April 2003

Product Description

Claire Guimond, baroque flute
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord

Telemann, G.P. (1681-1767)

See Programme notes here.


Concerto I in D major

1. Piacevole 2 :02
2. Allegro 2 :22
3. Largo 3 :49
4. Vivace 5 :16

Concerto II in g minor

5. Largo 3 :20
6. Vivace 2 :53
7. Soave 2 :42
8. Vivace 3 :06

Concerto III in A major

9. Tempo guisto 2 :20
10. Vivace 2 :55
11. Adagio 3 :19
12. Presto 2 :41

Concerto IV in e minor

13. Largo 2 :58
14. Vivace 3 :38
15. Dolce 3 :37
16. Vivace 2 :50

Concerto V in b minor

17. Adagio 2 :49
18. Vivace 3 :23
19. Gratioso 2 :09
20. Presto 2 :29

Concerto VI in a minor

21. Andante 3 :15
22. Allegro 2 :07
23. Largo 2 :50
24. Allegro assai 3 :06

The Instruments :
Claire Guimond, baroque flute (Alain Weemaels, 1981, after Rottenburgh)
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord (clavecin français Yves Beaupré 1998, after Hemsch and Blanchet 18th century)
Pitch : La 415 Hz.

 

claire guimondClaire Guimond, baroque flute

Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene.

She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in North and South America and Europe. She performs regularly with Tafelmusik, features in radio and TV broadcasts and plays at many festivals in Europe and North America, performing under such distinguished conductors as Ton Koopman, Andrew Parrot, Barthold Kuijken, Jordi Savall, Nicholas McGegan, Philippe Herreweghe and Bruno Weil.

Ms. Guimond has an extensive discography of over 30 recordings distributed internationally. As well as Arion, these feature harpsichordists Gary Cooper and Luc Beausejour, and cellist Jaap ter Linden.

Claire Guimond is a member of early-music.com, a site devoted to the promotion of some of the world’s finest early music musicians.

 

Luc Beausejour

Harpsichordist and organist Luc Beauséjour is renowned for the elegance, virtuosity, and expressiveness of his playing, which has won him an enthusiastic audience and the continuing praise of critics and music specialists. In the last few years, he has won numerous awards, including “2003 Performer of the Year” by the Conseil québécois de la musique. Mr. Beauséjour leads a very active performing schedule in Canada and abroad that has taken him to France, the United States, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, and Bermuda. He has performed in Paris, Boston, Washington D.C., Vienna, Munich, and Montreal, as well as at numerous festivals, including the Festival d’Uzès (France), the Lanaudière International Festival, the Festival d’Ambronay, the festival Un été à Bourges, the Lamèque Early Music Festival (New Brunswick), and the Vancouver Early Music Festival. He was invited to perform the Goldberg Variations at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for a CBC commemoration of the great pianist’s birthday—testimony to the recognition he has earned as one of Canada’s finest musicians. He is also heard regularly on both CBC and Radio-Canada.

For Analekta, Naxos, early-music.com et CBC Records/Les Disques SRC, he has recorded some twenty CDs, many of which have won awards and praise from music magazines. He regularly teams up with eminent musicians such as sopranos Agnès Mellon, Donna Brown and Karina Gauvin; violinist James Ehnes; conductor and harpsichordist Hervé Niquet; trumpet player Paul Merkelo; oboist Louise Pellerin; and flutists Claire Guimond and Marie-Céline Labbé, to name a few. Producer Jacques Drouin chose Beauséjour’s interpretation of François Couperin’s Barricades mystérieuses for his animated film Empreintes, produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 2004. This piece was taken from Beauséjour’s recording Famous Works for Harpsichord, which won “Record of the Year” in the classical category for soloist and small ensemble at the 2001 ADISQ awards. In 1994, Mr. Beauséjour founded Clavecin en concert, a concert series of harpsichord music. His performances in this series have included the complete works for harpsichord of Rameau, J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue, and Book I of The Well-tempered Clavier. Since 2001, the organization, whose mission is to promote the harpsichord repertoire, has enjoyed the support of various levels of government and has grown considerably in popularity.

Born in Rawdon, Quebec, Mr. Beauséjour holds a Doctorate from the Université de Montréal. He studied harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé and organ with Bernard Lagacé. He also trained in Europe under Ton Koopman and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prize winner of the 1985 Erwin Bodky International Harpischord Competition in Boston, he has also won prizes at several other competitions and received a number of grants from the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Mr. Beauséjour teaches harpsichord and organ in Montreal.

 

Recorded at St-Augustin-de-Mirabel Church, Québec 19, 20 and 21 February, 2002

Producers : Claire Guimond and Luc Beauséjour, all rights reserved
Executive Producer : Claudia Berardi
Recording engineering and producer : Carl Talbot
Harpsichord tuning : Yves Beaupré
Photos : Yanick Macdonald
Graphic Design, Lucie Arsenault for Luz Design Special thanks to André Guimond

We recognize the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Sound Recording development Program. We would also like to thank the Musicaction foundation.

© Claire Guimond and Luc Beaséjour, 2002 under exclusive license with Les Productions early-music.com inc. Made in Canada

EMCCD 7755