Henri-Michel Garzia, Ensemble Neophonia, Benjamin Garzia & Vannina Santoni – Siecle de lumieres (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Henri-Michel Garzia, Ensemble Neophonia, Benjamin Garzia & Vannina Santoni – Siècle de lumières (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 50:19 minutes | 921 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Klarthe

The Age of Enlightenment has never ceased to fascinate. The philosophical ideas and esthetics it sparked are an unending source for inspiration and artistic research.

Decades of tradition stir passionate debates around the ideal interpretation for music of this period. Yet, if there exists one style of music which remains forever modern, it is baroque music.

If tradition consists of reviving flames, as opposed to venerating ashes, what could be more natural than to interpret this music again and again? Every artist brings a new stone to the edifice of this ideal and eternal art.
Modern or period instruments? Why dismiss a search for authenticity? Why dismiss a more modern way of reigniting flames? Both visions inevitably converge towards a same ideal. With this concept in mind, this recording offers a crossover of two celebrated trombone concerti, with other musical perspectives, such as oratorio, or transcription.

Henri-Michel Garzia offers his enlightenment on these masterpieces, accompanied by l’Ensemble Neophonia, on this journey through a century, a personality, and an encounter with the most primordial instrument, the human voice, incarnated by soprano Vannina Santoni.


Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715 – 1777)
1 Konzert für posaune: I. Adagio 04:34
2 Konzert für posaune: II. Allegro assai 04:26

Alessandro Besozzi (1679 – 1755)
3 Sonate en Si-Bémol Majeur: I. Andante 02:34
4 Sonate en Si-Bémol Majeur: II. Allegro 02:56
5 Sonate en Si-Bémol Majeur: III. Larghetto 01:58
6 Sonate en Si-Bémol Majeur: IV. Allegretto 02:28

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736 – 1809)
7 Concerto für Alt-posaune: I. Allegro 06:39
8 Concerto für Alt-posaune: II. Andante 05:33
9 Concerto für Alt-posaune: III. Allegro moderato 03:17

Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685 – 1759)
10 Concerto en fa mineur: I. Grave 02:34
11 Concerto en fa mineur: II. Allegro 01:57
12 Concerto en fa mineur: III. Sarabande largo 02:31
13 Concerto en fa mineur: IV. Allegro 02:10

Johann Ernst Eberlin (1702 – 1762)
14 Der Verurteilte Jesus: I. Fliess o heisser Tränenbach 06:42

Henri-Michel Garzia, trombone
Vannina Santoni, soprano
Ensemble Neophonia
Benjamin Garzia, conductor