It means the woodwinds producing music as if they are weaving a fine cloth. After their debut concert at Tokyo in they are regularly asked for performances at different festivals in Japan and also perform at the major concert halls there. Orphee's repertoire is greatly characteristic and includes a lot of arrangements for sextet.
The members - Shuhei Isobe, Katsuhisa Ohtaki, Yasuhiro Yamamoto - had arranged orchestral, violine and piano works, and even pop music. Later they also prepared some originals by Shuhei Isobe. Their concerts are very unique and the ensemble is recognized as one of the first chamber group which makes music so delightful and enjoyable in Japan.
The first recording of Orphee - Another Peter and The Wolf received a high reputation and was indicated as the best recording of the month in the Band Journal magazine. The ensemble was founded in by Jan Simon and it continues in the traditions laid down by the world famous ensemble Pro arte antiqua, which, during the period of its existence , performed many concerts at home and abroad and completed a number of recordings and radio productions.
The link between those two ensembles is not merely abstract: Jan Simon Sr. Pro arte antiqua Praha entered the musical stage at the time of its founding under quite different circumstances. The "paternal" ensemble was once a pioneer in discovering and promoting music which historians knew only by their titles and from dusty museum documents.
The new ensemble, however, was born at a time when the endeavour to produce an authentic interpretation of early music was progressing considerably, a time when, in England and in German-speaking countries, this endeavour had become a wide movement with strong roots in musical science, education, publishing and instrument-making.
Pro arte antiqua Praha comprises graduates of the Prague Academy of Music and the Academy of Performing Arts who, with comprehensive study of archive material, try to find and bring together as many details as possible from period sources, the key to understanding the spiritual legacy of the past. The basis of the repertoire of Pro arte antiqua Praha is Czech and world Renaissance and Baroque music.
However, a further field of study is based on the interpretation of Classical works for which the ensemble also has the requisite instruments at its disposal.
The ensemble's speciality is the unique use of an original collection of old viols and viola da gamba. The individual players also use the more familiar instruments violin, violas and 'cellos in their Baroque or Classicist form.
The ensemble attempts to maintain all attributes of authenticity by using period notation, instruments, bows and gut strings, period tuning and the method of embellishing parts with ornamentation.
Their objective is to interpret music in the manner in which the most competent professionals performed in their day, with a whole range of moods and proficiency in variation. Pro arte antiqua Praha has given many successful concerts using an extensive repertoire and the ensemble also works with radio, television and recording companies. Apart from medieval Spanish songs such as those of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, its repertoire also includes Bohemian church music and music of the royal court, particularly that which was contemporary during the reign of Emperor Charles IV.
Kvinterna is concerned with the reconstruction of Christian rituals and performs music inspired by medieval alchemy. An important part of all its performances is improvisation by its members, who also compose and then perform their own compositions. They use copies of period instruments and various "ethnic" instruments and often non-European, oriental influences, ornamentation, and rhythmic models appear in their music.
Their aim in interpretation is to revive the inspirational multicultural environment of a former age. The ensemble renewed its activity in and since that time regularly performs at home and abroad. It takes part in various festivals of ancient and also alternative music. Kvinterna's concerts often have a theatrical quality, where the music is reinforced by movement and light.
It collaborates with radio and television, and recently took part in the making of an American documentary film about alchemy in Bohemia. The following CD "Medieval Inspiration" was an alchemistic project where Kvinterna members work on musical themes on the basis of our own improvisation, our experience of interpretation as a group, and astrological predestination.
The players, each specializing in certain kinds of music, alternate with one another, depending on the style. The core of Ritornello comprises three or four musicians, each of whom often plays several instruments. After completing the academy course the quartet was coached for a year by Luc MarieAguera, violinist in the Quatuor Ysaye; this was made possible by the Dutch Kersjes Foundation. In October the Ragazze Quartet toured Nepal, where, besides giving concerts, they metlocal musicians and shared musical ideas.
After an intense week the Ragazze performed several pieces from the Kronos repertoire in Carnegie Hall. Werner Herbers studied oboe at theAmsterdam Muzieklyceum with Jaap and Haakon Stotijn as well as piano and conducting.
Herbers was appointed principal oboe of the Royal Concertgebouworchestra in Until the group disbanded in ,Herbers was co-leader and oboist of the famous Netherlands WindEnsemble, touring all over Europe,Australia, Japan and the U. In Herbers founded a new group, the Ebony Band. Since its formation the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet has explored the boundaries of the recorder consort.
Its musical adventure started in when studying at the Sweelinck conservatory in Amsterdam and discovering the quartet as a new phenomenon. The ensemble's reputation grew quickly when they emerged as the winner of the Musica Antigua Competition in Bruges despite testing the competition rules by performing an unusual arrangement of a Stevie Wonder song.
What followed was the recognition as a serious ensemble of unparalleled virtuosity, a recording contract with Decca and the start of an international career. Both their playing style and choice of repertoire, something unheard of at the time, made them appear at many festivals and they toured throughout Europe the United States, South America and Japan. Their unusual name refers to a melody played on their very first rehearsal. It expresses affection for unusual repertoire in addition to the classic consort music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
A number of composers have been inspired to write for the Quartet, which has helped create a new repertoire that proves the instrument to be an important voice of our time. The Quartet also contributes to the expansion of the recorder repertoire by publishing a series of new recorder music and through the collaboration with recorder makers.
The group has assembled a unique collection of over a hundred Renaissance, Baroque and modern recorders, ranging from an 8-inch sopranino to a sub-contrabass measuring over nine feet. Amsterdam Sinfonietta is an ensemble of 22 gifted musicians who perform under the direction of Candida Thompson, artistic director lead violin since The group has gained a reputation for distinguished, performances and innovative programming, often featuring surprising combinations of works.
It collaborates with renowned artists and performs in major venues around throughout the world. Founded in Amsterdam Sinfonietta is a highly respected ensemble with strong roots in the Dutch cultural scene. Every season it presents a series of concerts in the major concert halls of the The Netherlands. The orchestra boasts a young and loyal audience. Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs ingenious programmes featuring well-known repertoire combined with commissions, new arrangements or rarely performed works.
Over the past seasons Amsterdam Sinfonietta has initiated and recorded new arrangements of various chamber music works. Amsterdam Sinfonietta enjoys intensive collaborations with pre-eminent musicians.
Recently the ensemble toured China performing concerts with cellist Pieter Wispelwey. The latest tour through Germany and Belgium with the French pianist David Fray was a resouding success culminating in ecstatic reviews.
The 22 string players […] communicate with each other in a state of heightened awareness. Each player listens attentively to the others, to the counter lines and tonal colours. Joining forces with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Roby Lakatos, and Chick Corea has resulted in intriguing on-stage chemistry and compelling concerts. The orchestra also participates in multidisciplinary projects. Upcoming projects include a Dessner-Greenwood double portrait featuring recent compositions by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead fame and Bryce and Aaron Dessner from the successful rock band The National.
Marcucci first saw the light of day in , in Buenos Aires, center of the tango's beating heart. Cafes, nightclubs, dance halls, patios, living rooms, every corner of the city was drenched in the melancholy of the Argentinian people, translated into sound.
Every evening the numerous competing orchestras stood ready to offer their audiences danceable consolation or steamy oblivion. Any ensemble worthy of the name had four or even five bandoneon players, four violinists, a pianist, a bass player, and two singers who provided a clearly understandable text for the love and grief of the music. In the traditional tango, the singers were the stars of the show.
In a superlative and historically knowledgeable interpretation, the newly originating cycle "Music from Eighteen-Century Prague" will map the-yet-to-be-appreciatedwealth which is still being discovered in Prague, Czech and foreign archives and which directly reflects the variegated picture of the musical life of the capital.
Vaclav Gunther Jacob's "Missa Dei Filii", which in world premiere opens this series, is an example of the creation of one of the most popular composers from the Czech lands in the first third of the 18th century.
Jacob was primarily synonymous with the Benedictine Monastery of Saint Nicholas in Prague's Old Town, yet thanks to several printed music collections his fame spread far beyond the country's borders prints have been preserved in, for example, Munich and Bologna and earned him a number of commissions from abroad. This group of young singers is praised for its characteristic sound, its flexibility, and its unequalled interpretation of a very divergent vocal repertoire.
The Gents have their roots in The Roden Boys' Choir, considered one of the Netherlands' top boys' choirs, and inherited its quality and professionalism. Conductor Peter Dijkstra founded the group in Regardless of the music they perform - be it religious music from the Renaissance, romantic English music, contemporary jazz arrangements, pop songs, or works that have been specifically composed for the ensemble - the concerts of The Gents are always an extraordinary experience.
As a result, they can count on an enthusiastic audience and good reviews in the press. The Gents have also acquired an international reputation. In April , The Gents made their first concert tour in Japan. At the invitation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, they performed at the World Expo in Aichi in front of an audience of people, including Dutch and Japanese royals. Its overwhelming success made the Gents decide to make a second Japan tour in Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments.
He was born in Milan, Italy in , but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. He studied with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, where he graduated with the highest distinction. Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. Paolo Giacometti is a much sought-after musician at chamber music festivals in Europe, Canada and the United States. Paolo Giacometti records exclusively for Channel Classics.
His impressive discography has been widely acclaimed by the international press. Rossini has finally found his pianist For the third recording of this series Giacometti was distinguished with the Edison Classical Music Award Since their formation in they have established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral and choral repertoire.
Since September they have been Ensemble in Association at the Royal College of Music in London, where they are responsible for coaching 18 th century baroque chamber music. This ensemble, which for many years has presented its own series in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, enjoys an international reputation for its concerts and recordings.
Mimi enjoys combining her research and performing skills, and has been awarded numerous subsidies for her work at the Kromeriz Archive in the Czech Republic.
Track Listing - Disc 1. Part 1. Kyrie eleison. Johann Sebastian Bach. Christe eleison. Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Et in terra pax. Laudamus te. Gratias agimus tibi. Domine Deus. Qui tollis peccata mundi. Quie sedes ad dexteram patris. Quoniam tu solus sanctus.
Cum Sancto Spiritu. Track Listing - Disc 2. Part 2.
Several of them have written works especially for him including Tristan Keuris, P. Enigma Kreisler, Stravinsky, Hindemith I. Kyrie - Prague Madrigalists* - Baroque Music (CD to learn more. He is founder member of the Fodor Quintet in and worked intensly on restyling and increasing the artistic ranges of the celebrated Netherlands Wind Ensemble which is recognized as one of the best wind ensembles in the world. Sanctus Johann Sebastian Bach. In the Gloria the 'Laudamus te' I. Kyrie - Prague Madrigalists* - Baroque Music (CD a duet for soprano and alto, followed by a tutti section on "Gratias". Features Interviews Lists. Schulhoff, Dvorak - Cesko Schulhoff, Dvorak
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