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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 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Chacona  
2 Hanacpachap cussicuinin  
3 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Differenzias  
4 Gaspar: Tleycantimo choquiliya  
5 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Xacara  
6 Araujo: Los coflades de la estleya  
7 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Pasacalles  
8 Bailly: Yo soy la locura  
9 Zipoli: Pastorale / Allegro  
10 Zipoli: Pastorale / Piva  
11 Zipoli: Pastorale / Pastorale  
12 Collection Truxillo del Peru II: Lanchas para bayl  
13 Zipoli: Battalia imperiale / Battalia imperiale  
14 Zipoli: Battalia imperiale / Battalia dolorosa  
15 Zipoli: Battalia imperiale / Battalia furiosa  
16 de Salazar: Tarara tarara qui yo soy Antoniyo  
17 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Temblante  
18 Fernandes: Xicochi Conetzintle  
19 de Murcia: Marizapalos  
20 de Murcia: La Jotta  
21 Anon: Collection Flores de musica / Discurso  
22 de Zespedes: Convidando esta la noche  
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Ensemble Caprice is proud to present: 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 word for sauce, designating at the same time a dance as well as a family of musical genres in Latin-American music. It is this latter meaning and its ancient roots that, together with a bit of humour, we have taken to give the title Salsa baroque to our project. Despite the human and political tragedies surrounding the colonization of the South-American continent, the multipolar musical culture that resulted is distinguished by its fiery spirit and passion: here is music with a unique character that enriches the repertoire of the 17th century with refreshing novelties.

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