Elephant House Quartet
The recorder’s heyday occurred during the baroque era – and what is more natural for a flute than being surrounded by cembalo, viola da gamba, baroque violin or other beautiful baroque instruments – exactly as it is pictured on numerous beautiful paintings from the time. A baroque ensemble in a living and authentic way presents the music as it sounded when it was composed. The instruments blend as the composers listened to them, and the differences between the characters and composers are evident, thanks to the knowledge of musicians of the era of practice.
Composers including Telemann, Hendend, Bach, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Hotteterre, Marais, Graupner, Graun, Couperin, Purcell, Mancini, Corelli, all come to life in the way their music was intended to be played. A baroque ensemble can vary widely in size depending on the repertoire and musicians present. Hence, the possibilities are endless and encompass everything from two musicians, such as recorder and lute or recorder and cembalo, – to larger ensembles with up to 6 -7 musicians.