BAROQUE ENSEMBLE TRANSYLVANIA (RO)

Since its formation in 1995, the Baroque Ensemble Transylvania has been dedicated to the popularisation of Baroque music, with special emphasis on the Transylvanian works. Though playing on copies of period instruments, they are very keen on promoting contemporary Transylvanian music and have thus premiered works by Hans Peter Türk, Adrian Borza, Dan Voiculescu, Adrian Pop and Cornel Țăranu. They have recorded five CDs and released one documentary DVD about Transylvanian music. Throughout the years, they have participated in radio and television broadcasts and had over 500 concerts on various occasions, including festivals, state receptions and ceremonies. They had also numerous concert tours abroad (Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, England, Portugal, Hungary, and Moldova). They have a very rich concerting activity, also playing in various other chamber music groups throughout Europe.

Members:

Zoltán Majó – recorder
Mátyás Bartha – Baroque violin
Ciprian Câmpean – Baroque cello
Erich Türk – harpsichord

 

Zoltán Majó is a restless promoter of early music in Romania. He is founder member of the Baroque Ensemble Transylvania, and founder and director of the Flauto Dolce ensemble (2000), he teaches at the Babeş–Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.

Ciprian Câmpean is committed to Baroque cello and is a member of numerous Baroque ensembles and chamber orchestras, such as La Follia, Napocelli, Arioso and member of the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra from Cluj-Napoca. In 2014, he obtained a masters degree in Baroque cello at the Geneva University of Music.

Mátyás Bartha is a violinist with a prestigious collection of awards won at chamber music competitions. He has collaborated with the Zürcher Streichquintett, Euler Quartett, and the Swiss Baroque Soloists. Currently he is a member of the Basel Sinfonieorchester.

Erich Türk teaches organ, harpsichord, chamber music and organology at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca. He is a laureate of the 2000 J. S. Bach Organ Competition from Bruges.

 

BAROQUE ENSEMBLE TRANSYLVANIA 

Pearls of the Late German Baroque

…What Could Have Been Heard at the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig…

Sunday, 17 July, Odorheiu-Secuiesc, Town Hall, St. István Hall, 18.00

 

J.S. Bach was the director of the Collegium Musicum ensemble for a long time during the years he spent in Leipzig. One of the tasks of the ensemble was to regularly hold concerts at the Café Zimmermann, which, by this, became one of the centres of musical life from Leipzig.

The musical assortment of the ensemble was very wide and contained pieces of the then “contemporary” repertoire also known in Leipzig.

It is interesting that the four composers whose creations are presented in the programme knew each other well: Graupner was good friends with both Telemann and Bach, and his compositions were most certainly interpreted quite often by Collegium Musicum, just as several works of Telemann. The less-known Pisendel personally knew the great musicians of his time, like Bach, Telemann or Vivaldi. From among his renowned colleagues, who respected him as one of the most prominent violinists of the time, masters such as Tomaso Albinoni, and the already mentioned Telemann and Vivaldi, dedicated violin concertos to him.

 

Christoph Graupner (1683–1760): Trio sonata for recorder, viola d’amore and basso continuo, GWV 217

Largo – Vivace – Largo – Vivace

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): Sonata for cello (originally for viol) and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1029

Adagio – Allegro – Andante – Allegro

 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767): Partita for soprano recorder and basso continuo, TWV 41:G2

Siciliano – Allegro – Allegro – Allegro – Affettuoso – Presto – Tempo di Menuetto

 

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687–1755): Sonata for violin and basso continuo (JunP IV.1)

Largo – Moderato – Arioso – Scherzando

 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Quartet in D minor, TWV 43:D1

Andante – Vivace – Largo – Allegro

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