Capella Augustina

Chamber /orchestra
Capella Augustina

The Capella Augustina, which was founded by its conductor, Andreas Spering, in 1996, appears primarily at the Brühl Palace Concerts.


Andreas Spering enjoys a close musical collaboration with the artists of the Capella Augustina, who are also members of other renowned ensembles.


With a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to early twentieth-century works, the orchestra's playing incorporates the principles of historical performance practice on period instruments.


Baroque opera and oratorio of the Viennese Classical school are major focuses of the Capella Augustina's work. This emphasis is reflected particularly in the ensemble's recent recordings, including Handel's Imeneo in 2003 and its 2005 release of Haydn’s Creation, which was internationally acclaimed by music critics.


In 2007 the Capella Augustina recorded another oratorio by Joseph Haydn, Il ritorno di Tobia, which also received enthusiastic reviews. It was followed in early 2008 by Johannes Brahms's serenades n. 1 and n. 2 for orchestra, a foray into late nineteenth-century music, which the Capella Augustina recorded after concerts in 2005.


The centrepiece of the orchestra's concert programmes continues to be the works of Joseph Haydn, however, because the Brühl Palace Concerts series has distinguished itself since its founding as the first German Haydn festival. The high standard of the ensemble's work in Brühl has increasingly attracted nationwide attention, and the orchestra has been engaged by other festivals as well.


In June 2006 the Capella Augustina collaborated on a production of Haydn’s puppet opera Die Feuersbrunst at the Potsdam Music Festival, where they were invited to appear again in 2009 performing Haydn's L'infedeltà delusa.


In 2007 the ensemble presented Handel’s oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the opening of the Lower Saxony Music Days.


In 2009 the Capella Augustina performed Haydn's Armida, as well as arias by Handel and Mozart at the Brühl Palace Concerts, and took part in the “Castle Concerts Eszterháza" Festival. Future engagements include, among others, a concert in the "Castle Concerts Eszterháza" Festival, with works by Haydn and Cherubini, on September 2010. 

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