Bach: Brandenburg Conc. & Shostakovich: PreludesAnalekta
Winner of one Juno and three Prix Opus from Conseil quebecois de la musique, notably "performer of the year" in 2010, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. The New York Times even called it "a group that encourages listeners to rehear the world." This new recording of the Ensemble combines Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Brandenburg Concertos, composed between 1712 and 1721, with a few preludes and one fugue by Dmitri Shostakovich, as arranged by music director Matthias Maute.
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Ensemble Caprice is one of ludwig van TORONTO's 11 innovative canadian arts groups who made the pivot
In early 2020 the entire world underwent a major transformation. The planet was consumed by a pandemic that altered life as we knew it. The arts sector was impacted more than most, leaving the idea of live events as a potentially serious health hazard. The very thought if it seems contradictory. None of us know how long the pandemic will last, although we suspect it could be quite some time. Now, after n...
Ensemble Caprice perform more than 4,900 mini-concerts during pandemic / CBC
During the first weeks of the quarantine, a small group of people wanted to ease the solitude of one of their friends, who was celebrating her birthday. "They sang 'Happy Birthday' through their car windows. The police quickly showed up afterwards to slap a fine on the birthday girl. That's what gave us the idea for Mini-Concerts Santé," said Matthias Maute, conductor of the Caprice En...
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Ensemble Caprice is set for San Francisco Early Music Society concerts / BroadwayWorld
The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) is pleased to welcome back Montreal-based Ensemble Caprice, celebrating its 30th anniversary this season. Ensemble Caprice will perform a program inspired by love stories from five countries with works by Bach, Purcell, Falconieri, Schmelzer, Vivaldi and more. Concerts of Ensemble Caprice will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at First Presbyterian Church...
Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne: Voices of Eternity makes WCRB: CD of the Week... of the Year!
Each week, we highlight a new release from the classical world - see which albums from 2016 each member of the WCRB: Boston team loved the most! Without a doubt my favorite album of 2016 is Ensemble Caprice's Chaconne: Voices of Eternity, our first CD of the Week of 2016. I loved this album firstly because of the vivid, electric vibrancy with which Ensemble Caprice plays, and which they...
KUAF features 'Ensemble Caprice - Baroque Salsa'
Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce. Ensemble Caprice - Salsa Baroque can be described as baroque music of Latin America. A fusion of harmonies and rhythms of Europe and Africa blended with Amerindian nuances and styles that dates back to the 16th century and gave rise to a complex and fascinating multitude of musical forms resulting in a great variety of instrumentations, structures, and rhyth...
Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne / KDFC: Download of the Week
Each week KDFC: San Francisco members can download a free mp3 from some of the biggest releases in the world of Classical music. On Chaconne - Voices of Eternity, Ensemble Caprice gathers some of the most beautiful chaconnes and passacaglias from the hundreds of composed during the Baroque period. In the chaconne and the passacaglia, repetition of the same harmonic formula allowed for the representa...
Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne / WCRB 'CD Of the Week'
Under the direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice explores a rich collection of chaconnes, passacaglias, and Folias from the Renaissance and baroque eras. Through works by Falconieri, Monteverdi, Bach, Maute, and more, the ensemble illustrates the limitless possibilities of these three compositional forms, all of which arise from variation, improvisation, and evolution of underlying musical lines. ...
Ensemble Caprice - Chaconne / WFMT: New Release of the Week
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the chaconne was generally indistinguishable from the passacaglia, the two musical forms being so similar in nature. In both, the repetition of a single harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world. This recording collects some of the most beautiful examples from the literally hundreds of such pieces composed during the Baroq...
Ensemble Caprice play Indianapolis Early Music Festival / NUVO review
"Salsa Baroque: Music of Latin America and Spain." It takes the imagery of imagination to translate two hours of middle-Baroque music into the act of sailing the Atlantic, journeying all the way to Argentina and doing so with the panache of Ensemble Caprice. Led by recorder players Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, the Caprice musicians made a bit of a production of their Sunday afternoon conce...
Ensemble Caprice play Energy City's Saskatchewan series / Estevan Lifestyles
The Ensemble Caprice will be performing in the Energy City on Monday, April 27 through the Estevan Arts Council's Stars for Saskatchewan series. The show will happen at Trinity Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Caprice, under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Lariviere, is known for its interpretations of baroque music, and has received national and international acclaim for...
Sweet misery. The only way to describe Montreal's Ensemble Caprice / Toronto Star review
Sweet misery. That's the only way to describe this remarkable new album by Montreal's Ensemble Caprice and its leader, Matthias Maute. Most period-instrument ensembles stick to stuff written before the 19th century, but Maute and Co. reach all the way to the present day, adding yet one more layer of intriguing listening to this multi-layered, bittersweet confection. Rather than pr...
Ensemble Caprice brings Salsa Baroque to Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois TONIGHT!! Nov. 15th
Ensemble Caprice will play at Northeastern Illinois University TONIGHT!! Nov. 15th
The performance will start at 7:30pm in Chicago, Illinois. Ensemble Caprice presents Salsa Baroque, a program with a fascinating blend of sixteenth and seventeenth century European polyphony and Latin American traditional music. Gems from this spectacular musical era will be performed on flutes, recorders,...
'Ensemble Caprice: Adagio' is this week's KDFC: San Francisco / Download Of the Week
Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Performed entirely on period instruments, their new Analekta disc: Adagio is a powerful, emotional recording and is this week's: KDFC: Download Of The Week. Dowload Satie's Gymnopedie #1 from the new Caprice CD: 'Adagio,' on Alalekta....
Ensemble Caprice: Adagio / Toronto Star Review
Sweet misery. That's the only way to describe this remarkable new album by Montreal's Ensemble Caprice and its leader, Matthias Maute. Most period-instrument ensembles stick to stuff written before the 19th century, but Maute and Co. reach all the way to the present day, adding yet one more layer of intriguing listening to this multi-layered, bittersweet confection. READ THE FULL Toronto Star Rev...
Ensemble Caprice play Early Music Voices Concert Series' in Calgary, Alberta TONIGHT!! Oct. 19th
Ensemble Caprice will perform at the Early Music Voices Concert Series TONIGHT!! Oct. 19th. The performance will start at 8pm in Calgary, Alberta. Led by recorder & traverso players, Matthias Maute & Sophie Lariviere, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Here they present a mostly Vivaldi program with soprano, Dawn Bailey, as well as music by ...
Ensemble Caprice plays The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 'Bourgie Concert Hall' / TONIGHT!!
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. Ensemble Caprice will perform TONIGHT!! September 28th@The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Bourgie Concert Hall TONIGHT!! ...
Ensemble Caprice brings a fusion of harmonies and rhythms of Europe and Africa in Salsa Baroque
One can describe baroque music of Latin America as a fusion of harmonies and rhythms of Europe and Africa blended with Amerindian nuances and styles. This unique fusion dates back to the 16th century and gave rise to a complex and fascinating multitude of musical forms resulting in a great variety of instrumentations, structures, and rhythmic and melodic phrasing.
Salsa is the Spanish wo...
The Ensemble Caprice members are putting on their gypsy attire for Telemann
The Ensemble Caprice members are putting on their gypsy attire! Following a wild journey along with Vivaldi on the bohemian road, they do it again with Telemann! High-octane performances of the composer's oeuvre are intertwined with sparkling Matthias Maute's arrangements of gipsy pieces. All the colors and opulence of a unique cultural heritage offered to you. From Telemann...
The New Yorker' Alex Ross covers Analekta's Ensemble Caprice / Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Hardly a month goes by without a new rendition of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos arriving in the virtual space where record stores used to be. A version by the Montreal-based group Ensemble Caprice, on the Analekta label . . ....