Les Ordinaires

Leela Breithaupt | traverso

Erica Rubis | viola da gamba

David Walker | lute

Les Ordinaires brings to life both the grandeur and intimacy of quintessential 18th century chamber music. A Baroque trio of critically acclaimed early music specialists, the ensemble weaves the intimate expressive timbres of the traverso, viola da gamba, and theorbo into a conversational whole. Inspired by the original French masters of their instruments, Hotteterre, Forqueray, and de Visée, Les Ordinaires delights in finding the depths of human emotion couched within the formal and mannered style of the French Baroque and seeking out its resonance in Germanic courts. Their debut album, Inner Chambers: Royal Court Music of Louis XIV, will be released by Naxos Records in January 2018.