Ensemble Caprice to explore Bach and the Baroque Gypsies at the Collection of Musical Instruments

“Imaginative, even powerful, and the playing is top-flight.”
New York Times

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments will present the renowned Ensemble Caprice in the opening concert of the season on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 3 pm. Under the artistic direction of flute and recorder virtuosi Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. The group also includes David Jacques, baroque guitar; Elinor Frey, baroque cello; and Ziya Tabassian, percussion. Based in Montreal, the ensemble will offer a program called “Bach and the Baroque Gypsies,” exploring the possible influence on Bach of Eastern European and gypsy melodies contained in the Uhrovsa Manuscript from 1730. The group delved into similar territory on its highly regarded CD Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies, which was nominated for an Echo Klassik award.

Wrote the Chronicle Herald after one performance: “The playing of the musicians was expressive, the dynamics pliable as putty, the plasticity of their phrasing warm and extravagant, and their virtuosity brilliant.” MORE

Published September 20, 2010
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