Juno-winning conductor Matthias Maute makes you hear old music in new ways. He's an expert on 17th and 18th-century music and can answer all your questions about Bach and Vivaldi. At the same time, Maute creates popular programs with titles like "Salsa Baroque," which is a concert of baroque music from Latin America, and "Telemann and the Gypsies," in which he mixes gypsy tunes with concertos by the German master. He also likes to combine old composers with new: Bach with Arvo Pärt, and Telemann with Chris Paul Harman.
Maute's group, Ensemble Caprice, performs around the world. This fall they’ve performed at home in Montreal and toured the United States. Their next concert, Baroque Christmas around the World, will take place in Ottawa on Dec. 2. Ensemble Caprice's most recent CD on the Analekta label combines Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach with Preludes by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Matthias Maute arrived in Montreal from his native Germany in the 1990s. He's a virtuoso recorder player as well as a composer who writes music in historical styles. He hosts an encore broadcast of This Is My Music on Saturday, Nov. 17, on CBC Radio 2 from 10:05 a.m. to noon in most of the country, and from 11:05 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Atlantic Canada.
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