Basel Sinfonietta

Formed 1980
Basel Sinfonietta
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1980
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Basel Sinfonietta

Basel Sinfonietta Biography (Wikipedia)

The Basel Sinfonietta is a Swiss orchestra, founded in 1980 in Basel.

The Basel Sinfonietta was founded in 1980 by a group of young musicians with the goal of bringing new contemporary music and works both familiar and unknown to an audience enthusiastic for unusual sounds and open to experimentation. With its unconventional, provocative approach, this large symphony orchestra has achieved an international reputation. The Basel Sinfonietta has carried out performances with dancers, jazz musicians, cabarettists and choral groups, in addition to projects incorporating, for instance, silent movies and multimedia.

Now in its 30th season, the orchestra has presented more than 50 world premieres, many of them commissioned by the orchestra itself, such as from Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini. The Sinfonietta is the only Swiss orchestra to have been invited four times to participate in the famous Austrian Salzburger Festspiele. Furthermore, the orchestra has been invited to other festivals, such as Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Lucerne Festival, Biennale di Venezia, Musica Strasbourg, Festival d'Automne Paris and Kunstfest Weimar.

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Dmitri Shostakovich
The New Babylon (1927): Reel 1: General Sale. Death to the Prussians
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The New Babylon (1927): Reel 1: General Sale. Death to the Prussians
Arnold Schoenberg
Chamber symphony no. 1 in E major Op.9
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Chamber symphony no. 1 in E major Op.9
Elliott Carter
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Luigi Dallapiccola
Piccola musica notturna for orchestra
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Piccola musica notturna for orchestra
Nino Rota
The Godfather - music for the film
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The Godfather - music for the film
György Ligeti
Atmosphères
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Atmosphères

Atmosphères

Orchestra
Basel Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
David Afkham
Michael Gordon
Decasia (feat. Basel Sinfonietta & Kasper de Roo)
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Decasia (feat. Basel Sinfonietta & Kasper de Roo)
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