“This is classy, fulsome, engagingly urbane playing. And as befits an ensemble named after the French ‘philosophe’, pre-eminently thoughtful too.”
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
“One senses a love for the theatrical over the pretty in these musicians. It‘s hard to single out highlights when the programme is performed with such multicoloured finesse.”
“Technically authoritative, they play with imagination and panache.”
“If you think French baroque music is all about frills, trills and pastel colours, the Diderot's sinewy, full-toned sound, muscular rhythms and incisive articulation will make you think again.”
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
“A dream team for this repertoire.”
EARLY MUSIC REVIEW
The beginnings of the violin concerto in France
France's contribution to the genre of the Baroque solo concerto seems late and tentative, but it is fascinating to see how French composers managed to combine Italian robustness and French elegance in their works. Johannes Pramsohler and Ensemble Diderot take a journey to the origins of this hybrid form, presenting here the very first violin concertos by French composers, with two world-premiere recordings of concertos by Jean-Marie Leclair and André-Joseph Exaudet at the heart of this virtuosic and exciting programme.
The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has announced the winners for 2021. Ensemble Diderot is among the impressive range of laureates and receives the prestigious prize for their Berlin Album.
“I am particularly happy that our jury does not only focus on long-established musicians, but also closely monitors a wide variety of labels, allowing the discovery of outstanding recordings by young artists. For us, only musical quality and integrity are important.” Remy Franck, ICMA President
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