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Ensemble Caprice: Bio

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Lariviere, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. For 20 years Ensemble Caprice has received national and international acclaim for their performances of early music.
 
The ensemble gives concerts in Europe and is regularly invited to participate in such early music festivals as those in Bruges in Belgium, Utrecht in the Netherlands, and in Germany at the Regensburg Early Music Festival, the Handel Festival in Halle and the Recorder Festival in Stockstadt. On this continent Caprice has given concerts in the USA in New York City at the Frick Collection and the Miller Theatre, and also at the Boston Early Music Festival and in Washington at the Library of Congress. They have also toured in Israel and Taiwan.
 
In November 2009 the New York Times featured them in a lengthy article, praising them as "imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight".
 
In Canada, Ensemble Caprice is invited to perform at musical events such as the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Elora Festival and the Domaine Forget's International Festival.
 
Ensemble Caprice's CD, Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels, on the Analekta label, won Canada's prestigious 2009 JUNO award. The ensemble's CD Telemann and the Gypsies is recommended by Gramophone. Also the ensemble's CD Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies (Analekta) was nominated for a 2009 Echo Klassik award in Germany in two categories: Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year and Classics Without Borders. 2011 will see the return to disk of Vivaldi's Angels in a brand new recording on the Analekta label.
1 Zelenka - Miserere
2 Albinoni/Giazotti - Adagio
3 Barber - Agnus Dei
4 Maute - Prelude
5 Satie - Gymnopedie no. 1
6 J.S.Bach - Ich Habe Genug BWV 82
7 Carissimi - Jephthah
8 Chopin - Prelude Op.28 #4
9 Allegri - Miserere
10 Part - Da Pacem Domine
11 Zelenka - Sepulto Dominum
12 Ives - The Unanswered Question
Arvo Part, Da Pacem domino - Ensemble caprice - Excerpt from the recording Adagio & interview
Ensemble Caprice - Mozart - 3 concertos, une vie

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music records ‘Adagio.' Founded in Germany in 1989, Ensemble Caprice is now well established in Montreal and has achieved national and international success. The Ensemble is often invited to perform in Europe and in the United States. 

"The music of the CD Adagio: A Consideration of a Serious Matter lies exactly where real questions begin..." Matthias Maute

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