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Musica Saeculorum (Instrumental & vocal Ensemble)

Born: South Tyrol, Italy

Orchestra and choir Musica Maeculorum is an international ensemble, which has its headquarters in South Tyrol. The orchestra under its conductor Philipp von Steinaecker, depending on the programme and repertoire, performs both on modern and period instruments. The musicians come from many parts of Europe and in South Tyrol meet together to rehearse, to give a concert and then go on tour. They are members of orchestras such as the English Baroque Soloists, Concentus Musicus Wien, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, Wiener Philharmoniker, etc.

Since its founding Musica Saeculorum has performed programmes with George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Mass in C minor and Jupiter Symphony, J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232) and Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), Haydn's Creation, various cantatas of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel, as well as programmes for salon orchestra has performed. ln May 2012 the ensemble made its debut with two concerts at the Internationalen Barocktagen auf Stift Melk in Austria and in March 2013 Musica Saeculorum played Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 1 for the first time at the Kölner Philharmonie. In July 2013 the choir will perform Musikalischen Exequien by Heinrich Schütz in Brixen (Bressanone), South Tyrol.

Musica Saeculorum has released several CDs on ORF-Label Edition Alte Musik: G.F. Handel's Messiah, a CD of Bach Cantatas and the live recording of a concert with selections for salon orchestra, the London Guardian wrote: "....Musica Saeculorum's CD Meraner Curmusik is best described as instant pleasure...". A recording of Haydn's Creation is in preparation.

 

Source: Musica Saeculorum Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2013)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2013)

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