Zomer, Johannette – soprano
Fred Jacobs – french Theorbo
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Lambert, Gautier, Boesset, Charpentier, Visee, Camus
This is everything that a recording of French air sérieux should be…Johannette Zomer handles the intricate web of these French melodies with great sensitivity; her voice is clear and nimble, but also quite colorful…Also to be praised is her accompanist, Fred Jacobs…His continuo realizations are elegant and supportive…Together, this duo creates a perfect match. This is a transcendent recording – one of the most enticing performances I have heard recently.
Brewer, American Record Guide, mei 2008
In the Airs Johannette Zommer is careful to match her voice to the softly-spoken tones of the theorbo. There’s something spellbinding about the sense that she has more power, vibrato and expressive resources in reserve: she hints at them, but never needs them.
Simon Heighes, International Record Review, december 2007