43rd Annual Abbey Bach Festival

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Program and Artists subject to change.

8 PM Damian Center

Ensemble Caprice

Matthias Maute, recorder and traverso (artistic director)
Sophie Lariviére, recorder and traverso
Susie Napper, viola de gamba
Jean-Willy Kunz, harpsichord and organ
Shannon Mercer, soprano


Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Larivière, Ensemble Caprice has been renowned for more than 20 years for its innovative interpretations of baroque music.

In Europe, the ensemble gives concerts and is regularly invited to participate in such early music festivals as those in Bruges, Belgium, Utrecht, Netherlands and throughout Germany. On this continent, Caprice has performed in New York City at the Frick Collection and the Miller Theatre, in Washington at the Library of Congress, and at the Boston Early Music Festival. In Canada, Ensemble Caprice is invited to perform at musical events such as the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Elora Festival and the Domaine Forget’s International Festival.

Ensemble Caprice’s CD “Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels,” on the Analekta label, won Canada’s prestigious JUNO award. The ensemble’s CD “Telemann and the Gypsies” is recommended by Gramophone. Their CD “Vivaldi and the Baroque Gypsies” (Analekta) was nominated for a 2009 Echo Klassik award in Germany in two categories, Ensemble/Orchestra of the Year and Classics Without Borders.


A Visit with Bach

Choralvorspiel: Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
BWV 639

Sonata in G Major for two traverso flutes and basso continuo
BWV 1039
      Allegro ma non tanto

Aria: Domine Deus for soprano, traverso flute and basso continuo
RV 588 (excerpt from Gloria)

BWV 851 (excerpt from the Well-tempered Clavier)

Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and obligato harpsichord
BWV 1028 (excerpt)

Aria: Domine Deus for soprano, traverso flute and basso continuo
RV 589 (excerpt from Gloria)

Piangero la sorté mia
HWV 17


Cantate: Ertrage nur das Joch der Mängel
      Aria: Largo Ertrage nur das Joch der Mängel
      Récitatif: Der schmale Schicksalsweg
      Aria: Presto Im Höllenpfuhl

Sonata in G minor
      Allegro ma non tanto

Lamentabile for 2 baroque flutes

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo
BWV 992

Aria: Schafe können sicher weiden
BWV 208

Johann Sebastien Bach


J. S. Bach




Antonio Vivaldi



J. S. Bach


J. S. Bach



A. Vivaldi


Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)


Georg Philipp Telemann



Wilhelm Friedemann Bach



W. Fr. Bach

J. S. Bach


J. S. Bach


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