Ensemble Caprice was formed in Germany in 1989 and is now based in Montreal. The ensemble gives concerts throughout Europe, Israel, and Taiwan. It has its own concert series in Montreal.
For some projects the ensemble expands to a full baroque orchestra, conducted by Matthias Maute. Ensemble Caprice has made many recordings, featuring works of Corelli, Schmelzer, Sammartini, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Its latest compact disc, the second on the Analekta label, features the orchestra, a female choir, and several soloists. The title is Gloria! Vivaldi and His Angels. It will be released in November of 2008.
The musicians perform with a number of other early music groups, including Rebel, Arion, Les Violins du Roy, New York Collegium, Philharmonia Baroque, and Tafelmusik. In 2005 the ensemble made its United States debut at the Boston Early Music Festival, and it has appeared in other parts of the country. This is the New York debut of Ensemble Caprice.
La Follia and the Gypsies
Recercada primera Diego Ortiz
Recercada sopra Doulce memoire
Balletto La bella zingara
La Suave Melodia
My Lady Carey’s Dompe
Balletto La Pastorella
Hungaricus 15-Hungaricus 25-C 106-Les sept sauts
Trio Sonata Opus 1, No. 12 La Follia
Balletti di Venezia
Adagio- Finale (Presto)
Präambulum-Anglicus-C 275-Iag Bari
(from Uhrovska zbierka)