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Cello Concertos

Gulrim Choï & Ensemble Diderot

Ensemble Diderot cellist Gulrim Choï presents her solo debut. Faithful to the values ​​of the ensemble, she looks at a facet of a repertoire that has been neglected over time. It is pre-classical music from northern Germany that she decides to highlight, through four chamber cello concertos – some of which have never been recorded before. 

Corelli

Ciaccona

Important sonata collections of the Baroque often included monumental pieces on a ground bass. Bach’s famous Ciaccona for solo violin, Vivaldi’s Folia, Purcell’s “great” Chacony in G Minor to name only a few  - and what perhaps started this fashion was this remarquable virtuosic piece by Corelli at the end of his op. 2 which took Europe by storm and eventually became the mother of all sonata collections.

Telemann

Trio sonata "Musique de table"

Tafelmusik - or in its original title "Musique de table" - is one of Telemann's most widely known compositions; it is the climax and at the same time one of the last examples of courtly table music.

The trio sonata in E-flat Major is one of the milestones of baroque chamber repertoire.

Guignon

Les Sauvages

Ensemble Diderot violinists Johannes Pramsohler and Roldán Bernabé give a fascinating insight into the champions league of violinists in mid 18th century France. Rameau's famous "Les Sauvages" arranged for two violins without bass: Italian virtuosity combined with French elegance!

Largo

Exaudet: Violin concerto

Johannes Pramsohler and Ensemble Diderot take a journey to the origins of the violin concerto in France and present the world premiere recording of André-Joseph Exaudet's concerto in E-flat Major. Hear the haunting second movement in this video clip.

Handel in Italy

Sinfonia in B-flat Major

Handel's intriguing and virtuosic  Sinfonia, composed in Rome and copied by German star violinist Johann Georg Pisendel during his tour through Italy in 1716/1717 for use at the court of Dresden might have originally served as introduction to Handel's cantata "Agrippina, condotta a morire" HWV 110. 

Leclair

Trio Sonata Op. 4, No. 1

Leclair's captivating fusion of the exquisite French baroque idiom, with its languorous and lacy melodies, the exuberant Italian style and the rich textures of German counterpoint is endlessly fascinating. We will never get tired of exploring the gravitas of this sonata and the "brooding humours" of D Minor.

The fencing match

Dornel: Sonate en quatuor

Ensemble Diderot teamed up with two fencers for the breathtaking first movement of Dornel’s “Sonate en quatuor” exploring the fierce competition of the three violins in a new way.

Sonata for 3 Violins

Johann Joseph Fux

Johannes Pramsohler, Roldán Bernabé and Simone Pirri play the first movement of Fux' Sonata for three violins without bass. An Audax Records world premiere recording.

Pachelbel: Canon

Sonatas for three violins

It was obvious that we had to record Pachelbel’s (in)famous Canon for our album "Sonatas for three violins". On the last day we had fun with the iconic Paternoster at the WDR in Cologne.

Fervour and melancholy

The Berlin Album

Ensemble Diderot records Graun's trio sonata "Sanguineus et Melancholicus" for the BERLIN ALBUM.

In this work, the violins represent two of the four basic psychological types which had dominated medical theory since the ancient Greeks. 

A musical dispute

The Berlin Album

When people thought that instrumental music couldn’t be translated into words, Graun set out to show that it could not just tell a story but indeed represent a dialogue. The plot consists of a hotheaded Sanguineus conversing with a depressive Melancholicus