Since its founding in 1998, il capriccio has developed personally, stylistically, and musically into a highly individual ensemble. Its members are outstanding musicians from international ensembles or teach at music conservatories, and all of them have been intensively involved with historical performance practice since their student years. When creating their programs–which focus on 17th and 18th century music–il capriccio ensures that well-known repertoire is paired alongside lesser-known works, using a very individual approach to highlight contrasts and analogies that span different musical eras up to the present day. il capriccio performs concerts in varied instrumental combinations ranging from a Baroque orchestra to the classical string quartet. In our recording of the Madrigali Veneziani, we hear Friedemann Wezel, 1st violin, Dietlind Mayer, 2nd violin, Florian Schulte, viola, and Dmitry Dichtiar, cello.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.il-capriccio-ev.de
Vocal Music by Max Beckschäfer (*1952)
Franz Vitzthum, Counter tenor - Ensemble Stimmwerck - Robert Sellier, Tenor - Christian Rieger, Baritone - Ensemble il capriccio - Christine Hoock, Double Bass - Oliver Fraenzke, Piano