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Mensa Sonora: Biber and His Contemporaries

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Mensa Sonora, sonorous table; this concept was quite in vogue during the Baroque period. Biber himself used it more than once: his Sonata pro tabula was written for ten voices. One finds comfort in the idea one has, more often than not, of what a court musician should be: a simple provider of easily listening circumstantial music, usually to be heard in the background. In entertaining such an idea, we underestimate the true symbolic worth of the meal, as well as of the music itself.

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Olivier Fortin Founder and director of the Montreal-based early music ensemble Masques, Olivier Fortin graduated with distinction from the Québec Conservatory in 1995. He continued his training with Dom André Laberge, obtained a Master Degree from University of Montreal under the direction of Prof. Réjean Poirier, and received several scholarships for studies in Paris with Pierre Hantai and in Amsterdam with Bob van Asperen. In 1997 he was awarded top prizes at the Montreal Bach Competition and the Bruges Festival. He is increasingly esteemed as a soloist and chamber musician, touring and recording throughout Europe, the United States and Canada with ensembles such as Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, Tafelmusik, Chanticleer, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal and Les Voix Humaines as well as ...

Full text » Founder and director of the Montreal-based early music ensemble Masques, Olivier Fortin graduated with distinction from the Québec Conservatory in 1995. He continued his training with Dom André Laberge, obtained a Master Degree from University of Montreal under the direction of Prof. Réjean Poirier, and received several scholarships for studies in Paris with Pierre Hantai and in Amsterdam with Bob van Asperen. In 1997 he was awarded top prizes at the Montreal Bach Competition and the Bruges Festival. He is increasingly esteemed as a soloist and chamber musician, touring and recording throughout Europe, the United States and Canada with ensembles such as Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, Tafelmusik, Chanticleer, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal and Les Voix Humaines as well as playing with Skip Sempé and Pierre Hantaï in a harpsichord trio. Olivier Fortin teaches harpsichord and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec.

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Product details

  • Performer: Sophie Gent, Ensemble Masques
  • Conductor: Olivier Fortin
  • Composer: Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Johann Michael Nicolai, Augustinus Kertzinger, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
  • Audio CD (April 5, 2007)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Analekta
  • ASIN: B000EBEH1I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,667 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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