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Capella Savaria

Capella Savaria

Capella Savaria


Capella Savaria was founded in 1981 in Szombathely, Hungary. Savaria was the name of the town in the Roman times, hence the name. The ensemble plays Baroque and classical music, relying on original documents of the given period. The basis of the ensemble is the strings and the harpsichord joined by winds when required. Their instruments either are original ones from the 18th century, or are genuine copies of the originals. The ensemble performs chamber music, orchestral pieces, operas and oratorios. Read more on Last.fm
Capella Savaria was founded in 1981 in Szombathely, Hungary. Savaria was the name of the town in the Roman times, hence the name. The ensemble plays Baroque and classical music, relying on original documents of the given period. The basis of the ensemble is the strings and the harpsichord joined by winds when required.

Their instruments either are original ones from the 18th century, or are genuine copies of the originals. The ensemble performs chamber music, orchestral pieces, operas and oratorios. Capella Savaria has made nearly 60 recordings since its foundation, five of which have won the "Record of the Year" prize. They have recorded with several labels including Hungaroton, Quintana, Harmonia Mundi, Dynamic, Naxos and Dorian Records.

The conductor of their opera and passion series, Nicholas McGegan has made 13 records with Capella Savaria. Among their records, we can find several rarities such as Hungarian works from the 18th century, and pieces by Druschetzky, Roman, A. Scarlatti, B. Marcello, Telemann, Werner, Naudot, Rameau, Fasch and Muffat. The artistic director of the ensemble is concertmaster Zsolt Kalló, who took over the position from founding conductor Pál Németh in 1999. In 1991, Capella Savaria was awarded the Liszt-prize.

The ensemble extensively tours in Hungary and abroad. They have performed in 22 European countries, North and South-America and Israel. They are returning participants of Hungary's early music festivals (Sopron, Fertőd, Budapest) and have appeared in other European festivals (e.g. in Brugge, Innsbruck, Regensburg, Göttingen, Halle, Utrecht and Zerbst).

They regularly broadcast on Hungarian Radio and Television. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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