La Rêveuse: London circa 1720, Corelli’s Legacy

September 18, 2020, 9:00 am

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Founded by Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse is a flexibly sized ensemble of solo musicians which aims to bring back to life works of the 17th and 18th centuries. In their first recording for Harmonia Mundi, La Rêveuse explores the musical scene in London in the 1720s. The period witnessed a feverish demand for music that led many foreign virtuosos to move to the city. Concert-loving Londoners relished the last sonatas in the style of the old master Corelli, the first recorder and flute concertos, and the works of the youthful newcomer Handel.