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     Camerata Bern

Birth: 1963 in Berrne
Country: Switzerland
Genre: Concerto, Orchestral Music

When Max Rostal began teaching violin at the Berne Conservatory, so many top-notch string students were attracted to the institution that 13 of the more advanced players, along with a harpsichordist, funneled themselves into a chamber orchestra called Camerata Bern. From its inception in 1962, the group played without a conductor and instead took its cues from its concertmaster, who until 1979 was Alexander van Wijnkoop. The group played music from the Baroque era to the present, but became especially known for its lively - though mainstream - way with eighteenth century music. The group soon began touring Europe and playing at festivals and was already performing in the United States and Asia in 1967. Van Wijnkoop was succeeded by Thomas Furi, just in time for Camerata Bern to land a recording contract with the early music label Archiv. The ensemble's initial LPs made a strong international impression even though they featured music by such obscure figures as Zelenka, Holzbauer, Cannabich, and Lebrun. The most celebrated player to join the group was probably Thomas Demenga, who went on to make a series of eclectic and provocative cello recordings for ECM. Wind players were contracted as necessary and tours included a major soloist; from 1974 well into the 1980s, this was more often than not oboist Heinz Holliger. Camerata Bern continued to perform in the ensuing decades, but its recording activities were curtailed by the taste among label bosses and record collectors for period instrument ensembles.

- James Reel (allmusic.com)


The Camerata Bern was founded in 1962. Inspired from the outset by the concept of playing within a small ensemble without a conductor, it quickly developed into an outstanding and independent chamber orchestra. Its fifteen members are all trained soloists, each of whom is encouraged to display his or her capabilities and creativity to the fullest. Under the direction of alternating concert masters ' Thomas Zehetmair, Ana Chumachenko, Gyula Stuller, Erich Hobarth, Jan Willem de Vriend, they produce an homogeneous yet distinctive sound throughout a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque to contemporary music.

The ensemble has collaborated with many eminent artists, including Heinz Holliger, Paul Meyer, Aurele Nicolet, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Maurice Andre, the Rascher Saxophone Quartet, Andras Schiff, Bruno Canino, Radu Lupu, Peter Serkin, Gidon Kremer, Nathan Milstein, Boris Pergamenschikow, Narciso Yepes, Pepe Romero, Ernesto Bitetti, Barbara Hendricks, and Peter Schreier.

The ensemble has toured extensively in Europe and North America, as well as in the South and Far East, Australia and Japan. Their recordings - on ECM, Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv, Decca, Denon, Erato, Berlin Classics and Phillips - have earned international awards including the 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik', the 'Grand Prix International du Disque', the International Record Critics Award and the Record Academy Prize.


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.cameratabern.ch Official web site. About, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camerata_Bern About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camerata_Bern About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Thomas Zehetmair - 'Verklarte Nacht' - 2001, ECM
  как соисполнитель ...
 Alessandro Marcello - '6 Concerti "La Cetra"' - 1990, Deutsche Grammophon, Archiv
 Sandor Veress - 'Sandor Veress' - 1995, ECM

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