Edito

ensemble-pulcinella

It has been ten years…

It has been ten years already since we started to explore the 17th and 18th century concertante music repertoire for the violin!

First a trio then a chamber group, we are not hierarchically positioned and we make our artistic decision collectively. Our group regularly welcomes strong personalities who play as chamber-music players or soloists together with the young generation’s best musicians and vocal soloists.

Since our first recording of Vivaldi’s sonatas for the Naïve Label, we have developed four other albums in different ways, each of them being a characteristic of our research around sources, tones and timbres: Vivaldi, Boccherini for Naïve, Bach father, and Bach son for Aparté.

At the dawn of our second decade of existence, we are signing new partnerships with the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale, the Hôtel de l’Industrie, the Collège des Bernardins, La Barbacane in Beynes, and the City of Pantin.

At the same time, with the Pulcinella Orchestra, , we are pursuing our adventure centring on the repertoire of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, which has proved so fruitful. Rewarded by numerous international distinctions for our two albums, we shall be on tour throughout Europe and in Paris with a Sunday morning concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in November 2017.

We continue our collaboration on French motet with Les Pages et les Chantres of The Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles as well as The Maîtrise of Radio France and Sofi Jeannin around The Ospedale della Pietà vocal works, composed by Vivaldi. Our reserch has led us towards forgotten repertoires, in particular, 17th-century Roman oratorio and Neapolitan composers of the 18th. Finally, we shall realise a dream by commissioning a leading composer of our time for a dialogue between Baroque and contemporary music, to be premiered in 2018 at the Archipel festival of Geneva and Les Traversées at the Abbey of Noirlac.

Citizens of the world but also very much involved on the French territory, we strengthen our pedagogical and social actions thanks to a recognized know-how and a mediator role with our partners. Besides many interventions in schools, we particularly focus on inaccessible audiences wherever they are, in a hospital, a jail, or any other places, which don’t look conducive to music practice and listening. Day by day, we adopt the means to realize in concrete terms what our credo is: to make our passion accessible to anyone, aligning music and art with the essential elements of the common good.

Ophélie Gaillard.

Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
icon-downloadicon-download
  1. Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  2. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Allegro - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  3. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Un poco adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  4. Piccolo Cello Sonata in D Major, Wq. 137 Allegro di molto - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  5. Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 178 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  6. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  7. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2