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La Gracieuse: Pièces de viole by Marin Marais

Robert Smith (viola da gamba), Israel Golani (Baroque guitar & theorbo), Joshua Cheatham (viola da gamba), Olivier Fortin (harpsichord)
Critically acclaimed Amsterdam- based viola da gamba player, Robert Smith returns to Resonus to present a stunning programme of suites by the French Baroque composer Marin Marais, a prolific writer for the instrument.

Selected from across Marais’ five volumes of Pièces de Viole, the album presents some of Marais’ most striking and characterful works, which are brought sensationally to life by Smith and his outstanding ensemble. Brought together specially for this recording, the group features harpsichordist Olivier Fortin, viola da gamba player Joshua Cheatham, and theorbo player and Baroque guitarist Israel Golani.

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Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Flute Quartets, Op. 12

The acclaimed Amsterdam-based early music ensemble Fantasticus returns to Resonus with this new recording of the complete Op. 12 flute quartets by the French composer and violinist Louis-Gabriel Guillemain (1705–1770).

The ensemble are joined by the internationally renowned and celebrated period flautist Wilbert Hazelzet for this musical journey through this enticing and elegant set of six sonatas, the first of two sets of Sonates en Quatuors by this engaging composer.

Release date: 31st August 2018


Telemann – Fantasias for Viola da Gamba

Lost to the world for centuries, the recent rediscovery in 2015 of Georg Philipp Telemann’s twelve Fantasias for viola da gamba represents a major addition to the solo repertoire of the instrument. Check out this page for more information.

Release date: 31st March 2017

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The Excellency of Hand – Robert Smith  & Paolo Pandolfo

English viola da gamba duos. With my superb former teacher Paolo Pandolfo!!! Check out this page for more information.

Release date: 31st March 2017


La Esfera de Apolo – Musica Temprana

Peruvian baroque music with the swinging Musica Temprana, including me on bass violin.

Release date: February 2017


The Elegant Bassoon – Wouter Verschuren, Concerto Delaborde

Wouter plays all sorts of bassoon repertoire heroically on this disk. I play cello and viol on several tracks. The highlight for me is the huge chaconne by Swarzkopff!

Release date: October 2016


Telemann: The double concertos with Recorder – Erik Bosgraaf & Friends

I joined Erik Bosgraaf on this great disk which includes Telemann’s double concerto for recorder and viola da gamba in A minor.

Release date: September 2016RES10166_cover_300dpi

Conversed Monologue – Fantasticus XL

Fantasticus went super-size to record three awesome concertos by Leclair, W.F. Bach and the previously unrecorded Concerto in C for viola da gamba by J.G. Graun!

Release date: 6th May 2016


Laudate! – Johannette Zomer, Tulipa Consort

Beautiful Oratorio by Vivaldi, Laudate Pueri! Sung by the great Dutch Soprano, Johannette Zomer. I joined the Tulipa Consort on cello. There’s a beautiful aria, Excelsis Super Omnes, for cello and soprano.

Release date:  3rd April 2016


Bound to Nothing, the German Stylus Fantasticus – Fantasticus

Title says it all. The Kühnel sonata is a fiendishly difficult gamba piece!

Release date: September 2015


Tartini & Veracini, violin sonatas – Rie Kimura, Fantasticus

I’m playing cello  on this disk of Italian violin sonatas from the dazzling Rie Kimura. It includes, of course,  The Devil’s Trill by Tartini.

Release date: June 2015

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Opera Omnia XX – Vocal music vol. 10  – Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Playing along in the beautiful cantatas with viola da gambas

Release date: 10 October 2014


Tickle the Minikin: 17th-century lyra viol music – Robert Smith

My debut solo recording. See here for more info.

Release date: 16 May 2014

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Opera Omnia XVIII – Vocal music vol. 8 – Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Playing along in the beautiful cantatas with viola da gambas

Release date: 29 November 2013


Sonnerie & other portraits – Fantasticus

Beautiful French baroque music from Fantasticus. Includes the very beautiful Tombeau de Lully for viola da gamba and continuo

Release date: 2nd September 2013


Opera Omnia XVII – Vocal music vol. 7 – Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Playing along in the beautiful cantatas with viola da gambas

Release date: 28 June 2013


Baroque Chamber Works – Fantasticus

The first album by my group Fantasticus. Got some great reviews and “Editor’s choices”.

Release date: September 2012

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