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 In this way several unpublished and unjustly neglected little treasures have been saved from oblivion, most of them subsequently appearing on CD.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

Vivaldi Antonio - Concertos for oboe, strings and B.C.Vivaldi Antonio - Concertos for oboe, strings and B.C. (2000)
Baroque
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Marcel Ponseele, Antonio Vivaldi
Telemann Georg Philipp - Tafelmusik part IIITelemann Georg Philipp - Tafelmusik part III (1999)
Baroque
Paul Dombrecht, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento
Telemann Georg Philipp - WassermusikTelemann Georg Philipp - Wassermusik (1996)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Georg Philipp Telemann, Paul Dombrecht
Bach Wilhelm Friedemann - Cembalo KonzerteBach Wilhelm Friedemann - Cembalo Konzerte (1996)
Baroque
Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht
Zelenka Jan Dismas . De profundis - Miserere - RequiemZelenka Jan Dismas . De profundis - Miserere - Requiem (1995)
Baroque
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Paul Dombrecht
Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux (1995)
classicism
Il Fondamento, Johann Joseph Fux, Paul Dombrecht
Telemann Georg Philipp - Concertos for oboe and oboe d'amoreTelemann Georg Philipp - Concertos for oboe and oboe d'amore (1994)
Baroque
Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento, Georg Philipp Telemann