Ensemble 415

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Founded in 1981 in Geneva by Chiara Banchini and based in Franche-Comté, France since 2001, Ensemble 415 is named after the commonly accepted Baroque pitch of A = 415. It functions both as a period-instrument orchestra -- particularly dedicated to the music of Boccherini, Corelli, Valentini, Albinoni and Muffat -- and as a chamber music group.

Many distinguished soloists from the early music world have collaborated with the group. Since its establishment, Ensemble 415 has performed in Europe, Asia and Australia, with festival appearances throughout the world. It has recorded fifteen CDs for Harmonia Mundi and several for Zig-Zag Territoires. It received the Diapason d’Or award, a recommendation to outstanding classical music recordings given by reviewers of Diapason magazine in France, for recordings of Valentini, Boccherini and Albinoni, acknowledging of the group’s stylistic integrity and its discovery of new repertory. In its first tour of the United States, Ensemble 415 is making its New York debut.  

Ensemble 415

Chiara Banchini, violin and director
Eva Borhi, violin
Peter Barczi violin and viola
Patricia Gagnon, viola
Gaetano Nasillo, cello
Michele Barchi, harpsichord

Playlist

Sinfonia A Cinque in C Major, Op. 2, No. 2 (1700)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)

Largo
Allegro
Grave
Allegro

Sonata in G minor, No. 2 (1682)
From Armonico Tributo

Georg Muffat (1653–1704)

Grave
Allegro
Grave
Forte e allegro
Grave
Aria
Grave
Sarabanda
Grave
Borea

Trio Sontata in D minor, Op. 1No. 11 (1682)
From “La Follia” (1705)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Preludio: Largo
Corrente: Allegro
Grave
Giga: Allegro

INTERMISSION

Concerto for Violin and Strings, BWV 1056r (1742)
(reconstructed by Wilfried Fischer from the Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1056)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Allegro
Largo
Presto

Concerto A Quattro, Op. 7, No. 2 (1704)

Henricus Albicastro (c. 1660 –ca. 1730)

Grave
Allegro
Grave
Allegro

Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 2, No. 5 (1700)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751)

Largo
Allegro assai
Grave
Allegro

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