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Ars Antiqua Austria

http://www.ars-antiqua-austria.com/alle/htmlFrSet.htm (German only)

The ensemble`s repertoire is focused on Austrian baroque music. The Austrian sound typical of this era is actually a multicultural sound, as the works performed, for instance, at the Imperial Court in Vienna reflected many musical influences from the crown lands such as the Slavic countries and Hungary, but contains also elements from French, Italian and Spanish musical art.
For Ars Antiqua Austria, the revitalization of the heritage of music history is equally as important as the practical work of performing concerts all over the world. Many successful reproductions and first performances emerged from the rich fundus of edited works by composers such as Romanus Weichlein, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter, Johann Joseph Vilsmayr, and many others.
The ensemble regularly gives performances at festivals and concerts throughout Europe and since Summer 2002, it has been arranging the stage music of the “Jedermann” production at the Salzburg Festival. The ensemble is conducted by Gunar Letzbor.

Daius Quintet

The Daius Quintett consists of leading woodwind musicians from the Bruckner Orchestra and expands conventional repertoire boundaries with works from the 20th century. The quality of the ensemble in terms of sound culture and homogeneity, of dedication and the joy of music conjoins with a thoroughly natural creative and expressive power.

Chamber Orchestra Harmonices Mundi

The name of the ensemble refers to a scientific work by Johannes Kepler that was written in Linz. The ensemble was founded in 1986 by Josef Sabaini. Harmonices Mundi is dedicated to the performance of “great chamber music” including choir parts. The repertoire ranges from the early classical period to contemporary music which assumes a special position. The orchestra also enjoys great popularity as the “Phil-Harmonices mundi” in an expanded formation and a programme including, among others, J. Strauss, J. Lanner, R. Heuberger, F.v. Suppé, G. Rossini. Since it was founded, the orchestra has continually worked with international soloists.

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra Linz

http://www.lorfeo.com/en/willkommen 

Since its foundation in autumn 1996, the L’Orfeo Barockorchester (L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra) has played its way into the top ensembles of “historical performance practice”. Performances at numerous international festivals and a continuing collaboration with vocal and instrumental soloists bear witness to this. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the suite of French baroque via the symphonies of Sturm und Drang, through to the literature of the classical and early romantic periods. In addition to interpretations of the great instrumental and vocal works of the 17th and 18th century, the orchestra is especially devoted to the reproduction of works by unjustly forgotten composers, particularly from Austria, Bohemia and Southern Germany. The ensemble is under the direction of Michi Gaigg.

Austrian Baroque Company

http://www.austrianbaroquecompany.com

The ensemble was founded in 2001 by the Austrian recorder player Michael Oman and performs primarily baroque music from the 16th to the 18th century from various European countries. Moments of intuition and inspiration flow into the performances as imaginative improvisations. Depending on the programme conception, the ensemble performs in varying formations. Special attention is devoted to the expanded Continuo Consort which gives expression to the tonal and stylistic features of baroque recorder music.

Johann Strauß Ensemble

http://www.johannstraussensemble.at  

The ensemble was founded in 1985 with the aim of cultivating music by the Strauss family exclusively in concert performances and in keeping with the high quality of the music. The typical Austrian sound and the congenial, sometimes humorous performances of the ensemble have met with enthusiasm all over the world. The fact that the scoring of the ensemble has remained the same for years, contributes to its high recall value. It has performed all over Europe, has been to Japan three times, and is especially distinguished by its humanitarian efforts, for example for the Austrian aid programme “Neighbour in Need” or the “Dr. Christian Barnard Foundation”. The ensemble was founded in 1985 with the aim of cultivating music by the Strauss family exclusively in concert performances and in keeping with the high quality of the music. The typical Austrian sound and the congenial, sometimes humorous performances of the ensemble have met with enthusiasm all over the world. The fact that the scoring of the ensemble has remained the same for years, contributes to its high recall value. It has performed all over Europe, has been to Japan three times, and is especially distinguished by its humanitarian efforts, for example for the Austrian aid programme “Neighbour in Need” or the “Dr. Christian Barnard Foundation”.


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