Still, one is not sure just who wrote most of it. Whatever the case, the “school of J. S. Bach” – the provenance delicately assigned to this suite – comprises six contrasting movements. Each is appealing in texture and melody. From the opening Larghetto’s rather noble tone to the sweet Menuetto, and the robust joy and accelerated exhilaration of the final capriccio, the contrast between playful tempi, exciting fugues and gallant moods made for a spontaneous-like satisfying mix of sounds and rhythms
Soprano, Hélène Brunet as the daughter carried off the role with subtle charm. She reaches high notes like a magical bird. Crystal clear clarity, vocal purity and pitch were spot on. She has a beautiful voice, but I would have appreciated her more had she been more energetic in her acting, but nonetheless, she conveyed girlish stubbornness with enough gusto to inspire us to make our own pot of Faro Coffee once we returned home.