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 In this way several unpublished and unjustly neglected little treasures have been saved from oblivion, most of them subsequently appearing on CD.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

Johann Friedrich Fasch - Ouvertures in g, d en GJohann Friedrich Fasch - Ouvertures in g, d en G (2004)
classical
Paul Dombrecht, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
Abel Carl Friedrich - Ouvertures  & sinfoniasAbel Carl Friedrich - Ouvertures & sinfonias (2004)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Carl Friedrich Abel, Paul Dombrecht
Watermusic - C.F.Händel  & G.P.TelemannWatermusic - C.F.Händel & G.P.Telemann (2002)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
Galant court musicGalant court music (2002)
Baroque
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Johann David Heinichen
Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Early symphoniesMozart Wolfgang Amadeus - Early symphonies (2001)
classicism
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Krafft Frans-Joseph. De Profundis - Levavi oculos meosKrafft Frans-Joseph. De Profundis - Levavi oculos meos (2001)
classicism
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)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, La Sfera Del Canto, Alphonse D'eve, Pietro Torri
Telemann Georg Philipp - OuverturesTelemann Georg Philipp - Ouvertures (2000)
Baroque
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)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Georg Friedrich Händel, Paul Dombrecht
Zelenka Jan Dismas - Prague 1723Zelenka Jan Dismas - Prague 1723 (2000)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Paul Dombrecht