25 Aug Recording Ensemble Dialoghi for Harmonia Mundi
Producer Hugo Romano records the new album by Ensemble Dialoghi two Quintets for piano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven. The Ensemble Dialoghi was formed in 2014 in Barcelona by an exceptional group of musicians motivated by a shared desire to raise questions about some aspects of performance practice.
The ensemble’s insistence on period instruments stems from the same intent. The instruments used by its members prove to be a fundamental tool for a rediscovery of the full expressive potential of the music. The nucleus of the ensemble is for winds and fortepiano, which can combine into various groupings: a quintet favoured by the Viennese Classical masters, a trio typical of the Romantic period (piano, clarinet, and horn), and other combinations that may be required by the repertoire dating from the first half of the twentieth century.
Members of the ensemble have been performing together for some years, notably as players of the Freiburger Barockorchester, in Europa Galante, La Petite Bande, and other European orchestras. The ensemble can often be heard in Europe, as well as in Canada, Japan, and Singapore. Its musicians are passionate about sharing their vision with the new generation of players as part of the master classes which regularly accompany their concerts.
W. A. Mozart: Quintet for Piano & Winds K452
L. V. Beethoven: Quintet for Piano & Winds Op.16
Cristina Esclapez, Fortepiano
Josep Domènech, Oboe
Lorenzo Coppola, Clarinet
Pierre-Antoine Tremblay, Horn
Javier Zafra, Bassoon