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Les Muffatti  


les Muffatti  The Baroque orchestra LES MUFFATTI originated from the need felt by a group of young Brussels musicians to establish a professional working environment where the sheer basic pleasure of music-making, the refinement of skills, and the investigation of content could be equably combined. Their enthusiasm and idealism resonated with Baroque specialist Peter Van Heyghen, who joined the ensemble in 2004 as permanent coach and conductor. Ever since then they have performed numerous successful concerts together in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal, and have become often-seen guests at specialized festivals, such as the Musica Antiqua festival in Bruges, The Holland Early Music festival in Utrecht, the Musica Sacra festival in Maastricht, and the Tage Alter Music in Regensburg. Since 2007 they have been "ensemble in residence" at the Augustinus Music Centre (Amuz) in Antwerp, and since 2010 at the cultural centre De Bogaard in Sint-Truiden as well. The ensemble's name refers to the cosmopolitan composer Georg Muffat (1653-1704), a key figure in the birth of the orchestra, and one of the earliest writers to describe in detail the great differences between French and Italian musical performance practice. The central element of Les Muffatti's performance practice is their permanent endeavor to perfect a musical presence grafted to the inherent theatricality so elemental to Baroque art. In this they are driven by the conviction that this highly affective and rhetorical form of communication is not merely typical of the Baroque, but is essentially universal, and therefore timeless in character. A thorough knowledge of style, appropriate playing techniques and a carefully assembled instrumentarium are the tools which allow Les Muffatti to continually entertain, move and convince modern audiences with historic repertoire.

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Brockes-Passion

Reinhard Keiser
Brockes-Passion

Jesus, tortured and dying for the sin of the world

Vox Luminis
Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction
Zsuzsi Toth, soprano
Jan Van Elsacker, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass

 


Catalogue No.: RAM 1303
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Violin Concertos

Jean-Marie Leclair
Violin Concertos

Luis Otavio Santos, violin
Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction

5 Diapasons   Toccata CD of the month


Catalogue No.: RAM 1202
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Giuseppe Sammartini, Concertos & Overtures

Giuseppe Sammartini
Concertos & Overtures

Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction
Benoît Laurent, oboe

 


Catalogue No.: RAM 1008
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Giovanni Bononcini, San Nicola di Bari

Giovanni Bononcini
San Nicola di Bari

Oratorio for four voices with concertino and grosso (1693)



Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction
Lavinia Bertotti, soprano — Elena Cecchi Fedi, soprano
Gabriella Martellacci, alto — Furio Zanasi, bass


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Catalogue No.: RAM 0806    >>BUY THIS CD

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Johann Christoph Pez, Ouvertures - Concerti

Johann Christoph Pez
Ouvertures — Concerti

Six orchestral suites and concertos



Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction

5 Diapasons

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Catalogue No.: RAM 0705
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Georg Muffat, Armonico Tributo

Georg Muffat
Armonico Tributo

Five chamber sonatas in the concerto grosso style

Les Muffatti
Peter Van Heyghen, direction

5 Diapasons

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Musica, 5 stelle del mese


Catalogue No.: RAM 0502
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