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Adagio - A Consideration Of A Serious Matter / Ensemble Caprice

Ensemble Caprice
Release Date: 10/22/2013 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29848   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jan Dismas ZelenkaTomaso AlbinoniSamuel BarberMatthias Maute,   ... 
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Centered around Bach’s aria Ich habe genug, this recording of adagios presents choral and orchestral pieces, mostly well-known to the general public, all having one element in common: they are all meditations on the fundamental questions of life and death. Throughout history composers have attempted to express the seemingly endless pain of human suffering through music. All performed on baroque instruments, the examples contained on this recording are among some of the most powerful explorations of this emotional space. Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Centered around Bach’s aria Ich habe genug, this recording of adagios presents choral and orchestral pieces, mostly well-known to the general public, all having one element in common: they are all meditations on the fundamental questions of life and death. Throughout history composers have attempted to express the seemingly endless pain of human suffering through music. All performed on baroque instruments, the examples contained on this recording are among some of the most powerful explorations of this emotional space. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Miserere in C minor, ZWV 57 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; Bohemia 
2. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3. Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
4. Prélude by Matthias Maute
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
5. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
6. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Ich habe genug by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
7. Jephte: Plorate filii Jerusalem by Giacomo Carissimi
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Italy 
8. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
9. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
10. Da pacem Domine by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; Germany 
11. Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta: Holy Saturday by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; Dresden, Germany 
12. The Unanswered Question no 2 by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Caprice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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