Baroque ensemble Fantastic - Sensational music from the 17th century - Buxtehude, Couperin, Tartini, Marais

Baroque ensemble Fantastic - Sensational music from the 17th century - Buxtehude, Couperin, Tartini, Marais

Some of the program:

Marais - La Rêveuse

Tartini - Sonata for violin and b.c. 'Il trillo de Diavolo'

Buxtehude - Triosonate in a, BuxWV 272

Fantastic baroque!

Ensemble Fantasticus likes to show how exciting and exciting baroque music is. Before that, the musicians even devoted themselves to a special style within the German Baroque: the stylus fantasticus of the late seventeenth century. What composers such as Buxtehude and Erlebach had in mind was free, unbridled music: virtuoso, imaginative, expressive and compelling. Exactly how ensemble Fantasticus sounds!

Marain and Tartini

In addition to music from the German Baroque period, Fantastic also plays music that was composed at the same time in France and Italy. Pieces in which composers gave free rein to their imagination, such as Marin Marais in the dreamy piece 'La Rêveuse' (The Dreamer). In his 'Sonata il trillo de Diavolo' Giuseppe Tartini incorporated music he says he heard in a dream. This piece full of finger-jointed virtuosity and unbridled passion is still considered one of the most famous violin sonatas of the Baroque era

Robert Smith on the Trio Sonatas of Buxtehude:
"The play La Rêveuse by Marais or the Devil's Vibration Sonata by Tartini are about fairly concrete dreams. Buxtehude's trio sonatas may be more abstract. But by using repeating motifs, the ostinato, much of his music has something meditative. In that you can have the same feeling as in a dream or a prayer."
(Read the interview with Robert Smith.)

Ensemble Fantastic

Fantastic consists of three award-winning soloists from all corners of the world. The Japanese violinist Rie Kimura, the Dutch harpsichordist Pieter-Jan Belder and the English gambist Robert Smith share their passion for virtuoso instrumental music from the seventeenth century. In a short time Fantastic has grown into a dynamic ensemble of international stature. "Sparkling, exciting and varied" Gramophone writes full of praise


  • Rie Kimura
  • Pieter-Jan Belder - harpsichord


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Saturday 15 December 2018, 20:00

Can you talk in music? Baroque ensemble Fantastic thinks so. This top trio takes you to the sumptuous music from the Germany, France and Italy of the 17th century. In the run-up to Christmas, the trio plays a beautiful mix of pieces by Buxtehude, Tartini and Marais, including the most famous violin sonata from the Baroque period: Tartini's 'Devil's Vibration Sonata'. BBC Music Magazine about these musicians: "Fantastic by name; fantastic by nature!"

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 15 December 2018, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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