Paul Dombrecht

Biography

Born: 1948; Ostend, Belgium  
Paul Dombrecht is associated with original-instrument performances of repertory from the Baroque era. He began as a virtuoso oboist, but in the late '80s developed a parallel career as a conductor. Often, Dombrecht appears in concert with the ensemble he founded, Il Fondamento, as well as other ensembles, both as soloist and conductor. Although oboist Dombrecht has largely focused on Baroque music, his repertory includes many works from the Read more nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As conductor, Dombrecht has devoted most programs to Baroque music, including often forgotten Baroque works by the likes of Zelenka, Fasch, Thomas Vincent, William Babell, and many others, but he has also extended his purview to include works from the Classical period, particularly a number by Haydn and Mozart. Dombrecht has been prolific in the recording studio, with more than 40 titles to his credit spread over several labels that include Harmonia Mundi, Astree, Seon, Vanguard, Opus 111, Sony, Erato, Accent, Fugo Libera, and Passacaille.

Paul Dombrecht was born in Ostend, Belgium, in 1948. His father, Stefaan, was a church organist. Attracted to the oboe, young Paul became a virtuoso on both modern and Baroque-era oboes. Dombrecht steadily built his reputation and by 1980 he was recognized not only as among the finest Belgian oboists but among the leading oboists from Europe, with probably only Heinz Holliger more prominent. In 1989 Dombrecht founded the aforementioned chamber ensemble Il Fondamento, which he has since served as artistic director and conductor. Dombrecht's conducting activities led him to establish another ensemble, the Paul Dombrecht Consort, and to work regularly with the wind ensemble Octophoros.

It has been with Il Fondamento that Dombrecht has been more active, not least in the recording studio. Throughout the 1990s he led the group in a series of recordings for the Passacaille label that included multiple discs by Telemann and Handel, as well as individual albums of Mozart, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and others.

Dombrecht's newer recordings as oboist include the 2006 CD on Accent, Affetuoso -- Oboe Sonatas 1700-1750, containing works by C.P.E. Bach, Thomas Vincent, and other Baroque composers; as conductor, his efforts include the 2007 Fuga Libera CD Musica para Orquesta, which contains works by Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga performed by Il Fondamento. Dombrecht has also been active in music education, serving on the faculty at Brussels' Royal Conservatory of Music. Read less

Biography

Born: 1948; Ostend, Belgium  
Paul Dombrecht is associated with original-instrument performances of repertory from the Baroque era. He began as a virtuoso oboist, but in the late '80s developed a parallel career as a conductor. Often, Dombrecht appears in concert with the ensemble he founded, Il Fondamento, as well as other ensembles, both as soloist and conductor. Although oboist Dombrecht has largely focused on Baroque music, his repertory includes many works from the Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Bourree I-II
VII. Passepied I-II
I. Ouverture
II. Rondeau
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree I-II
V. Polonaise - Double
VI. Menuet
VII. Badinerie
I. Ouverture
II. Air, "Air on a G String"
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Bourree
V. Gigue
I. Overture
II. Bourree I-II
III. Gavotte
IV. Menuet I-II
V. Rejouissance
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro e non presto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Bourree I-II
VII. Passepied I-II
I. Ouverture
II. Rondeau
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree I-II
V. Polonaise - Double
VI. Menuet
VII. Badinerie
I. Ouverture
II. Air, "Air on a G String"
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Bourree
V. Gigue
I. Overture
II. Bourree I-II
III. Gavotte
IV. Menuet I-II
V. Rejouissance
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro e non presto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Chorale
Aria
Recitative
Aria
Chorale
Recitative
Aria
Chorale
Accompanied
Chorale
Recitative
Aria
Tutti
Recitative
Chorale
Chorale
Aria
Recitative
Aria
Recitative
Aria
Recitative
Aria
Recitative
Tutti
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace - Presto
II. Andante
III. Minuetto
IV. Allegro con moto
Introitus: Requiem
Introitus: Te decet
Introitus: Exaudi
Kyrie
Christe - Kyrie
Sequentia: Dies irae
Sequentia: Tuba mirum
Sequentia: Mors stupebit
Sequentia: Recordare
Sequentia: Querens me
Sequentia: Juste judex
Sequentia: Inter oves locum praesto
Sequentia: Lacrimosa
Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Offertorium: Hostias
Sanctus
Benedictus
Benedictus: Osanna
Agnus Dei
Communio: Lux aeterna
Communio: Da capo il primo Requiem
Miserere mei Deus
Tibi soli peccavi
Ecce enim
Libera me
Quoniam si voluisses
Benigne fac
Gloria Patri
Sicut erat - Amen


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