The Opus Project is a new chamber music initiative formed in 2020 in Montréal by harpsichordist Christophe Gauthier and baroque flautist Joanna Marsden. Inspired by the beauty of early musical prints and manuscript sources, the Opus Project explores unsung treasures of the baroque chamber music repertoire by focusing deeply on one collection at a time.
The Opus Project recorded Michel de la Barre’s Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière, avec la basse continue (1702) from 18-21 July at Église St-Augustin in Mirabel, Québec.
“Despite being well-established specialists in their individual fields, they work extremely well as an instrumental ensemble. With the flute being the central figure of these works, some artists and recordings would spotlight the instrument to the detriment of the others, but not in this case. The dynamic balance between all four is exemplary, as well as each one’s expressive contribution and commitment.”Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel
We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.