Capella Istropolitana

Biography

Active: 1983 - ; Bratislava, Slovakia
The Capella Istropolitana is a Bratislava-based chamber orchestra whose activity in the recording studio places it among the most recorded ensembles of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. Buyers browsing the bins of a record store or shopping online will find this seemingly ubiquitous ensemble on more than 250 CD releases. Actually, by 2008 the Capella Istropolitana had made over 90 recordings, but many of the performances appear Read more on reissues, often in theme-oriented albums or series, like Cinema Classics (12 volumes!), Chill with Bach, Chill with Beethoven, Best of Opera, and many others. But the ensemble is no mere peddler of popular or generic music for quick sale; they have been involved in highly successful Haydn and Mozart projects, and have recorded the Bach Brandenburg Concertos, the five Beethoven piano concertos, and large chunks of the output of Vivaldi, Handel, and others. Their repertory reaches well beyond the Baroque and Classical periods, both on recordings and in concert, taking in works by Brahms, Dvorák, Elgar, Britten, Respighi, Prokofiev, Bartók, Stravinsky, and Barber. Most of their recordings have been issued on the Naxos label, but others have appeared on Erato, Brilliant Classics, Bridge, and Claves.

Established in 1983 by members of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Capella Istropolitana has performed under various conductors over the years and has regularly toured Europe, North America, the Far East, New Zealand, and Israel. The ensemble has never had a music director or chief conductor. In its early years it consisted of about 15 players, but eventually augmented its membership to accommodate performances of larger works, like the Beethoven symphonies.

The group's first Bach recordings appeared in the late '80s with general acclaim, and by the early '90s the group had achieved recognition both at home and abroad: in 1991 the Bratislava City Council honored the ensemble with a decree naming it Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava; that same year Naxos began issuing the first CDs in the group's Haydn and Mozart symphony projects.

Throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the new century, the Capella Istropolitana remained extremely active in the recording studio, achieving great popularity with two platinum discs. The group also maintained a busy schedule of concerts, touring the U.S., Canada, and almost every European country. Its 2007 schedule, for instance, included numerous concerts in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, France, and Switzerland. Read less
Geminiani: Concerti Grossi / Krecek, Capella Istropolitana
Release Date: 04/08/1997   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8553019   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Salzburg Symphonies, Etc / Edlinger, Istropolitana
Release Date: 02/15/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550108   Number of Discs: 1
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Haydn: Symphonies No 45, 48 And 102 / Capella Istropolitana
Release Date: 02/15/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550382   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: German Dances / Wildner, Capella Istropolitana
Release Date: 02/15/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550412   Number of Discs: 1
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Italian Concerti Grossi / Krchek, Capella Istropolitana
Release Date: 06/28/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550877   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Active: 1983 - ; Bratislava, Slovakia
The Capella Istropolitana is a Bratislava-based chamber orchestra whose activity in the recording studio places it among the most recorded ensembles of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. Buyers browsing the bins of a record store or shopping online will find this seemingly ubiquitous ensemble on more than 250 CD releases. Actually, by 2008 the Capella Istropolitana had made over 90 recordings, but many of the performances appear Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante moderato
III. Menuetto
IV. Finale: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante grazioso
III. Presto
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Molto allegro
II. Andantino con moto
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante di molto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Tempo di valse
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Larghetto
V. Finale: Allegro vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
III. Danza Pastorale (Allegro)
I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio - Presto
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Rondeau: Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo
I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio
III. Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau: Allegro
I. Allegro assai
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto - Adagio
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Presto
I. Adagio: Vivace assai
II. Andante
III. Menuet: Allegro molto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Allegretto
III. Menuet: Moderato
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Presto
II. Andante
III. Menuet: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace
I. Adagio - Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuet - Trio
IV. Finale: Spiritoso
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace assai
I. Largo - Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante di molto
III. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio
IV. Largo
V. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
III. Danza Pastorale (Allegro)
I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio - Presto
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Presto
I. Ouverture
II. Les plaisirs
III. Air a l'Italienne
IV. Menuet I
IV. Menuet II
V. Rejouissance
VI. Passepied I & II
VII. Polonaise
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Vivace
I. Maestoso
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto e spiritoso
III. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allemanda: Allegro
III. Sarabanda: Vivace
IV. Presto
V. Gavotta: Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Romanze: Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegro - Trio
IV. Rondo: Allegro
I. Marcia: Maestoso
II. Menuetto - Trio
III. Rondo: Allegro - Adagio - Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante grazioso con variazioni
III. Menuetto
IV. Adagio
V. Menuetto
VI. Andante - Allegro molto
No. 1. Heart Wounds (Hjertesar)
No. 2. Last Spring (Varen)
No. 1. Norwegian (Norsk)
No. 2. The First Meeting (Det forste mode)
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Largo andante
II. Allegro
III. Grave - Andante largo -
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro molto
III. Menuetto
IV. Adagio
V. Menuetto: Allegretto
VI. Romance: Adagio
VII. Theme with Variations
VIII. Rondo: Allegro molto
I. Largo. II. Allegro
III. Menuetto
IV. Adagio
V. Menuetto
VI. Finale: Presto
Allegro
Andante sempre piano
Presto
Allegro
Rubato, a piacere
Allegro vivace
First Movement (Complete)
Second Movement (Complete)
Third Movement (complete)
First Movement (complete)
Second Movement (complete)
Third Movement (complete)


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