Baroque Chamber Music with Recorder

by Castello, Cima, Couperin, Dornel, Graun, Quantz, and Turini

Marion Verbruggen & L'Ensemble Arion

Recorded December 1987, at the Old Brick Church, West Brome, Québec.

Producer and Engineer: Ralph Dopmeyer
Design: Philidor Company, Boston
Cover painting: "Shepherdess with Recorder and Pan Pipes," Anonymous, Italian, early 18th century. Courtesy of the collection of Ingeborg von Heune.
Total playing time: 69:03


  • Louis Antoine Dornel: Symphonie en quatuor
  • Johann Joachim Quantz: Sonata in C Major
  • Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonata a tre
  • Dario Castello: Sonata Quarta
  • Francesco Turini: Sonata in a minor
  • Carl Heinrich Graun: Sonata in F major
  • François Couperin: Huitième Concert

About the Performers

Marion Verbruggen was born in Amsterdam in 1950. She studied with Frans Bruggen at the Muzieklyceum in Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1972 she was one of the prize-winners at the first International Recorder Competition at Bruges. In 1979 she won the Erwin Bodky Award for the performance of early music.

Founded in 1981, L'Ensemble Arion is based in Montréal. The members of the quartet are:

  • Claire Guimond, baroque flute
  • Chantal Rémillard, baroque violin
  • Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba
  • Hank Knox, harpsichord
In addition to a regular season of concerts in Montréal, the Ensemble has toured Canada from coast to coast and has given concerts in Europe and Mexico. They are heard frequently on both the CBC and Radio-Canada networks.

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