Ensemble Links: Ciaramella and Les Sacqueboutiers

25

March
2011

Ensembles of note, in their own words. (Click on the country to read more.)

United States: Ciaramella.

…brings to life Medieval and early Renaissance music from historical events and manuscripts. Praised for performing intricate fifteenth-century counterpoint “with the ease of jazz musicians improvising on a theme,” its members are united by the conviction that every composition conceals a rich story waiting to be unlocked through historical research and speculative performance.

Ciaramella (photo: Peter Nagy)

France: Les Sacqueboutiers.

…an ensemble based in Toulouse, playing on early brass instruments, Les Sacqueboutiers have been in existence for more than thirty years, during which time they have built up a reputation as one of the finest early music ensembles on the international scene. Regarded by specialists and the public alike as a reference in the interpretation of seventeenth-century instrumental music, particularly that of Italy and Germany, the ensemble has reaped the highest awards for its recordings.

Les Sacqueboutiers (photo: Alain Huc de Vaubert)

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