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Name: L'Estravaganza
Skills: ensemble (Baroque music for voices and instruments (recorders, viols, strings, harpsichord and organ))
Phone: +44 (0)20 8699 5089
Fax: +44 (0)20 8291 2068
Address: 35 Ewelme Road, London SE23 3BQ, United Kingdom
Links: E-mail
L'Estavaganza is a vocal and instrumental ensemble. It performs repertoire of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. "........Extravagance; A piece of music in extremely erratic form." (Oxford Companion to Music)

The group was formed in 1997 and since then it has performed widely both in the U.K. and abroad: ".......the highly gifted group gave a rare illustration of popular music of the 16th century." The East Anglian, Dec. 1997 " tres bonne prestation de deux musiciens de l'ensemble Estravaganza, dont les intermedes musicaux ont ete particulierement applaudis." L'Yonne Republicaine, Pontigny, July 1998

L'Estravaganza presents a number of varied programmes of music by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Pepusch, Vivaldi, Telemann and other contemporaries of this period. Programmes can be created in order to suit particular audiences.

The group has researched the background of and performs the extremely beautiful settings of the Office of Tenebrae (Lamentations of Jeremiah) of Francois Couperin and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. ".......Extravagant Lamentations!" Time Out, April 1999



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