Il Fondamento

Category:kamerorkest
1989
Genre(s):barok
Actual/previous members:Paul Dombrecht, Vinciane Baudhuin

Biography

Il Fondamento was founded in 1989 by oboist Paul Dombrecht. Together with a group of dedicated musicians he developed a warm, transparent orchestral sound coloured by his laurelled baroque oboe. Twenty years later the orchestra can boast a firm international reputation. Paul Dombrecht specialised in a historically informed performance practice, being partial to adding lesser-known works to the great repertoire. Thus his programming includes composers such as Heinichen, Zelenka, Fasch, Fux, Abel as well as Händel and J.S. Bach, or alternates rarely performed works of Telemann with more familiar compositions of his. In this way several unpublished and unjustly neglected little treasures have been saved from oblivion, most of them subsequently appearing on CD. Il Fondamento has been invited to a wide range of festivals both in Belgium and abroad, as well as being a guest on the great concert venues in Valencia, London, Vienna and Madrid. In 2008 the orchestra toured through the U.S. and Canada.

Selective discography

C.P.E.Bach - Lukas PassionC.P.E.Bach - Lukas Passion (2014)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Gottfried August Homilius, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Bach. Albinoni. Fasch - Suites, Concertos, OverturesBach. Albinoni. Fasch - Suites, Concertos, Overtures (2014)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Johann Sebastian Bach, Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Friedrich Fasch
Bach CPE - Oboe Concertos Wq 164 & 165 / Sinfonia Wq 177Bach CPE - Oboe Concertos Wq 164 & 165 / Sinfonia Wq 177 (2012)
classicism, Baroque
Il Fondamento, Johann Christian Bach, Paul Dombrecht
Bach Johann Sebastian - Orchestral SuitesBach Johann Sebastian - Orchestral Suites (2011)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Dombrecht
Telemann Georg Philipp - Ouverture La Bourse & SuitesTelemann Georg Philipp - Ouverture La Bourse & Suites (2010)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Dombrecht
Albinoni Tomaso - Concerti con oboeAlbinoni Tomaso - Concerti con oboe (2009)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Tomaso Albinoni
Bach Johann Sebastian - Johannes-Passion BWV 245Bach Johann Sebastian - Johannes-Passion BWV 245 (2009)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Ian Honeyman, Werner van Mechelen, Greta De Reyghere, Steve Dugardin, Stuart Patterson, Dirk Snellings (...)
Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga - OrkestwerkenJuan Crisostomo de Arriaga - Orkestwerken (2007)
romanticism
Il Fondamento, Juan Chrisóstomo de Arriaga, Paul Dombrecht
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Obras vocalesJuan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Obras vocales (2006)
romanticism
Il Fondamento, Juan Chrisóstomo de Arriaga, Paul Dombrecht
Telemann Georg Philipp - Geistlichen Singen und SpielenTelemann Georg Philipp - Geistlichen Singen und Spielen (2006)
Baroque
Greta De Reyghere, Steve Dugardin, Il Fondamento, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Dombrecht