Album: Boëly, Musique de Chambre – Quatuor Mosaïques, (Laborie)
Sunday 05 July 2009
Half-fossil, half-innovator, organist and composer Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (1785-1858) was the self-appointed guardian of the classical style.
Under the direction of cellist Christophe Coin, Quatuor Mosaïque and Ensemble Baroque de Limoges's meticulously sculpted performances of Boëly's Opus 5 Trio, Opus 27 Quartet and D major Sextet sound like early Beethoven, minus the revolutionary spark. Sweeter are the "Trois Mélodies" for cello and "orgue expressif", GJ Grenié's 1810 free reed instrument.
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