Bruno Cocset

Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:26 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Some of the Italian musicians who came to London to ‘make their fortunes’ found themselves influenced by the Celtic lands and their rich tradition of folk music. They were in their turn admired and sometimes even copied by their counterparts in the British Isles. This recording shows the outcome of that encounter. Lorenzo Bocchi was probably the first Italian cellist to settle in Edinburgh, in 1720.
Guido Balestracci, Les Basses Réunies & Bruno Cocset - Hume: "Harke, Harke!" Lyra Violls Humors & Delights (2014) [24/96]

Guido Balestracci, Les Basses Réunies & Bruno Cocset - Hume: "Harke, Harke!" Lyra Violls Humors & Delights (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With this new recording, Bruno Cocset’s Les Basses Réunies propose a journey back to 17th-century England, centring on the work of Tobias Hume, an emblematic musician of the viola da gamba and, more precisely, the lyra violl. This exploration in terms of music as much as of sound, presents three instruments that have just come from the hands of instrument-maker Charles Riché (seconded by Friederike Dangel). A distinguished guest, the talented Italian gambist Guido Balestracci, plays a selection of solo pieces by the famous soldier composer.
Bruno Cocset - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand (2017)

Bruno Cocset - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:23 min | 348 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Some of the Italian musicians who came to London to ‘make their fortunes’ found themselves influenced by the Celtic lands and their rich tradition of folk music. They were in their turn admired and sometimes even copied by their counterparts in the British Isles. This recording shows the outcome of that encounter. Lorenzo Bocchi was probably the first Italian cellist to settle in Edinburgh, in 1720. Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) arrived in Dublin in 1733. Since 1714 he had been resident in London, where he performed with Handel, but his passion for art dealing landed him in prison.
Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Cello Stories: The Cello In The 17th & 18th Centuries (2016) {5CD Alpha Digital Download}

Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Cello Stories: The Cello In The 17th & 18th Centuries (2016) {5CD Alpha Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 1.79 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 819 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France | Alpha 890
Classical / Baroque / Cello / Chamber Music / Viola da gamba / Double Bass

‘This set of five discs is an invitation to a rather special journey: through what you hear, and what you read too, you will traverse, guided by the cello, not one history but several histories. With these Cello Stories, our intention is to show you how an instrument and its repertoire have taken shape whilst retaining the imprint and memory of diverse origins. I have selected the musical programme from my recordings for Alpha – some of them previously unreleased – to complement the text by Marc Vanscheeuwijck and numerous contemporary illustrations.’ –Bruno Cocset
Geminiani: Sonates pour violoncelle avec la b.c. / Bruno Cocset - Luca Pianca & Les Basses Réunies

Geminiani: Sonates pour violoncelle avec la b.c.
Bruno Cocset - Luca Pianca & Les Basses Réunies

Baroque | 2008 | 1 CD | 317 Mb | APE+CUE+LOG+SCANS
Vivaldi - Les Basses Reunis, Cocset - Suonata a violoncello solo Del Signor Antonio Vivaldi (1999) {Repost}

Antonio Vivaldi - Suonata a violoncello solo Del Signor Antonio Vivaldi
Les Basses Reunis / Bruno Cocset
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 363 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Alpha # 004 | Country/Year: France 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…This CD indeed offers a new approach to Antonio Vivaldi with recordings of absolutely rare chamber repertoire. The sonatas are for violoncello solo, but are here performed with a variety of continuo instruments: harpsichord, organ, theorbo, guitar and double bass or violone. The whole is very closely and clearly recorded, giving the listener the opportunity to savour the delightful sound combinations and the intense violoncello playing of Bruno Cocset who, although definitely an early music specialist, here reminds me of Pablo Casals in the way he invests "soul" particularly in the slower movements…

Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset  Music

Posted by knmn at March 29, 2009
Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset

J.S. Bach: Sonates BWV 1027-1029, Chorals & Trios / Cocset
Baroque | 2009 | 1 CD | 325 Mb | EAC/APE/CUE/LOG/SCANS
Guido Balestracci - Haydn: Divertimenti per il pariton a tre (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Guido Balestracci, Alessandro Tampieri & Bruno Cocset - Haydn: Divertimenti per il pariton a tre (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 73:07 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Prince Nicolas Esterhazy, in whose service Haydn spent a large part of his life, was an enthusiastic champion of an instrument that was in the process of disappearing: this was the Baryton, a type of viola da gamba with sympathetic strings that were also able to be plucked.
Les Folies Françoises, Patrick Cohën-Akenine - Jean-Marie Leclair: Le Tombeau (2004)

Les Folies Françoises, Patrick Cohën-Akenine - Jean-Marie Leclair: Le Tombeau (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 67:53 | 168 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions

Alpha Productions' Jean-Marie Leclair: Le Tombeau features the chamber group Les Folies Françoises under the direction of violinist Patrick Cohën-Akenine in a chamber overture from Op. 13, three sonatas from Op. 5, and the Concerto in G minor, Op. 10/6, by the ill-fated Leclair. In the concerto, Les Folies Françoises is filled out into a small orchestra whimsically referred to as the Orchestre des Folies Françoises, an appellation that can be translated as "the orchestra of French madmen," although that is probably not what they had in mind.
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2001) (Repost)

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:57 | 480 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alia Vox | Catalog: AV 9817

This interpretation is a perfect match to Savall's equally beautiful Art of the Fugue. Here you find even more variety in the blend of instruments. I am not going to have only one version of this music and my first recommendation is Münchinger's more emotional recording on Decca. When it comes to colourful instrumentation, however, Savall is the winner, and the direction & playing needs no justification, it is simply wonderful, even if I doubt this folk music style reflects the spirit of the baroque era.