baborak_ensemble_2016_3Radek Baborák – horn & artistic director
Martina Bačová – violin
Dalibor Karvay – violin
Jan Mrácek – violin
Karel von Untermüller – viola
Hana Baboráková –cello

additional instruments possible
Davido Pavelka – doublebass
Petr Pepucio Valásek – clarinet, tenorsaxophon
Václav Krahulík – piano
Jirka Stivín jr. – drumsz

The BABORAK ENSEMBLE was founded by the horn player and conductor Radek Baborák. Its members are bound together by a shared enjoyment of performing music by masters from four stylistically different eras, as well as an enthusiasm for discovering unknown works and the search for peculiar, non-traditional interpretations of compositions either dedicated to or arranged for the ensemble. The core of the ensemble is formed by the French horn and the string quartet that includes Dalibor Karvay – violin, Martina Bačová – violin, Karel Untermüller – viola, Hana Baboráková – cello. This set up has been flexible from the very first concerts and projects, and varies depending on the stylistic and repertoire demands of individual compositions.

The BABORAK ENSEMBLE collaborates with a number of outstanding musical figures, concertmasters and players, members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, including Lorenz Nasturica, Wilfried Strehle, Wenzel Fuchs, Benze Boganyi and Jana Boušková. Kindred Czech ensembles also perform together with the BABORAK ENSEMBLE, among them the Epoque Quartet, and the Clarinet Factory. Part and parcel of the ensemble’s music making is the collaboration with composers, namely Miloš Bok, František Šterbák, Tomáš Ille and Ondřej Brousek.

The ensemble regularly takes part in festivals, including the Prague Spring, Smetana Litomyšl, Mitte Europa, Janáček Festival, Lipa Musica, Grünwalder Musiktage and Concerts in St.Donat in Zadar. The ensemble gives concerts in Japan’s prestigious venues such as the Kitara Hall Sapporo, in Tokyo, Osaka and Mitu. As a residential group, the ensemble performed a number of concerts at St. Agnes Church in Prague. Their last project, ORQUESTRINA, was launched in the sold out chamber hall of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Programmbeispiel

Georg Philipp Telemann      
Konzert für 2 Hörner, Streicher und Bc. in Es-Dur, 1681-1767                            
1. Maestoso
2. Allegro
3. Grave
4. Vivace

Joseph Haydn                                  
« Divertimento a tre » Es-Dur Hob. IV:5, 1732-1809                            
für Horn, Violine und Violoncello

Anton Reicha                        
4 Trios aus: 12 Trios für 2 Hörner und Violoncello op. 93, 1770-1836                            
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante
3. Finale
4. Allegro brillante

Alexander von Zemlinsky    
Jagdstück – Bearbeitung für 2 Hörner, 1871-1942                            
2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello

Pause

Ludwig van Beethoven         
Sextett Es-Dur op. 81 b für 2 Hörner und Streichquartett
Allegro con brio
Adagio
Rondo: Allegro

Leone Sinigaglia                     
Romanze für Horn und Streichquartett op. 3, 1868-1944

Kerry Turner
Sonate für Horn und Streichquartett, geb. 1960
1. Andante misterioso
2. Largo
3. Allegro

evtl. Zugabe: Lev Kogan, Hassidic tunes, 1927-2007

Programmvorschläge

1.
Luigi Cherubini – Sonata für Horn and Streichorchester B-Moll
W. A. Mozart – Romanze As-Dur (Bearb. M. Haydn aus dem 2. und 3. Satz des Konzertes)
Glazunov – Serenade
K. Turner – Sonate
Bowen – Quintett
C. Saglietti – Suite

2.
Mouret – „Melousine“ Suite in D
K. Hoffmeister – Quintett Es-Dur
Mozart – Musikalischer Spaß
Luigi Cherubini – Two Sonatas for Horn and String Orchestra B-Minor
Leone Sinigaglia – Romanze für Horn und Quartett op. 3
Beethoven – Sextett Es-Dur, Op. 81b

3.  
W. A. Mozart – Quintett Es-Dur
Bowen – Quintett
Stamitz – Quintett
K. Turner – Sonate

4.  
A. J. Reicha – Quintett E-Dur, Op. 106
W. A. Mozart – Musikalischer Spaß
Družecký – Casacione in F
Beethoven – Sextett Es-Dur, Op. 81b

5. Barockmusik

G. F. Telemann – Suite F-Dur
Vivaldi, trans. Guglielmo Sabatini – Concerto für Horn und Streicher
Corette – Concerto „La Choisy“
Mouret – « Melousine » Suite in D
G. F. Telemann – Concerto Arte
Vivaldi – Concerto F-Dur

6.
K. Turner – Sonate
B. Kroll – Cantico solenne
Glazunov – Serenade
Leone Sinigalia –  Romanze, op. 3
C. Saglietti – Suite