MATTHIAS MAUTE, flute and recorder
SOPHIE LARIVIERE, flute and recorder
DAVID JACQUES, guitar
ELINOR FREY, violoncello
ZIYA TABASSIAN, percussion
Sunday, October 10, 2010
at 3:00 p.m.
Under the artistic direction of flute and recorder virtuosi Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice will open the series on October 10. The group, which also includes David Jacques, baroque guitar; Elinor Frey, baroque cello; and Ziya Tabassian, percussion, is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music.
Formed in Germany in 1989 and now well established in Montreal, the ensemble regularly performs in Europe, participating in such early music festivals as those in Bruges and Utrecht, and in Germany at the Händel Festival in Halle and the Recorder Festival in Stockstadt. Since its debut at the 2005 Boston Early Music Festival concert series, Ensemble Caprice has appeared widely in the US. The ensemble presents an annual concert series in Montreal and organizes a festival as well as a competition for young professionals.
The ensemble’s cd Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels (Analekta) won a prestigious Juno Award in 2009. Their cd Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies (Analekta) was nominated for a 2009 Echo Klassik award in Germany. Their new recording, Salsa Baroque, will be released on the Analekta label in October.
Ensemble Caprice’s Yale program, Bach and the Baroque Gypsies, explores the possible influence on Bach of Eastern European and gypsy melodies contained in the Uhrovsa Manuscript (dated 1730).