Il Fondamento

Actual/previous members:Paul Dombrecht, Vinciane Baudhuin


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 In this way several unpublished and unjustly neglected little treasures have been saved from oblivion, most of them subsequently appearing on CD.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

Johann Friedrich Fasch - Ouvertures in g, d en GJohann Friedrich Fasch - Ouvertures in g, d en G (2004)
Paul Dombrecht, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
Abel Carl Friedrich - Ouvertures  & sinfoniasAbel Carl Friedrich - Ouvertures & sinfonias (2004)
Il Fondamento, Carl Friedrich Abel, Paul Dombrecht
Watermusic - C.F.Händel  & G.P.TelemannWatermusic - C.F.Händel & G.P.Telemann (2002)
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
Galant court musicGalant court music (2002)
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Johann David Heinichen
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Early symphoniesMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Early symphonies (2001)
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Krafft Frans-Joseph. De Profundis - Levavi oculos meosKrafft Frans-Joseph. De Profundis - Levavi oculos meos (2001)
Greta De Reyghere, Dominique Van Sande, Marnix De Cat, Jan Caals, Dirk Snellings, Il Fondamento, La Sfera Del Canto, François-Joseph Krafft (...)
Pro defunctisPro defunctis (2001)
Il Fondamento, La Sfera Del Canto, Alphonse D'eve, Pietro Torri
Telemann Georg Philipp - OuverturesTelemann Georg Philipp - Ouvertures (2000)
Il Fondamento, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Dombrecht
Music for the Royal Fireworks & Concerti a due coriMusic for the Royal Fireworks & Concerti a due cori (2000)
Il Fondamento, Georg Friedrich Händel, Paul Dombrecht
Zelenka Jan Dismas - Prague 1723Zelenka Jan Dismas - Prague 1723 (2000)
Il Fondamento, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Paul Dombrecht