EXCITING NEWS: Brillance Indéniable is currently under consideration for the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards!
Since its April 2020 release, Brillance Indéniable has been hailed for its "ravishing...giltedged performances" (BBC Music Magazine), and dubbed "a valuable addition to the library for anyone who longs to enjoy the creative fecundity of mid-18th-century music and the interpretation of expert performers..." (San Francisco Classical Voice).
In her recorded debut, Alana Youssefian "enchants...[her] sensitive pacing and utter poise bring out the refined gestures as well as fire of this music." (Early Music America) Particularly in her performance of the Op. 1 Sonatas, "She acknowledges the sonatas’ Italian influences...and is equal to their varied bravura challenges." (The Strad)
"Ensemble interplay is excellent" (The Strad) between Youssefian and Le Bien-Aimé, which features violinist/violist Stephen Goist, cellist Matt Zucker, and harpsichordist Michael Sponseller. This spectacular group of musicians blend "superb soloistic showiness with an accurate and clean ensemble." (San Francisco Classical Voice)
In praise of recording quality from Swineshead Productions, LLC, "The resonant church acoustic and clear, natural recording serve these players well in terms of blend and balance." (The Strad)