La Folia Barockorchester Dresden (Robin Peter Müller)

© Martin Förster

La Folia – this term of the baroque era focusses on wildness, fury, jollity and generally on an artistic attitude of liberality and excessive creativity.

Since their foundation in 2007 the La Folia Barockorchester vitalises on period instruments the international music scene. Whether in a chamber music instrumentation or with baroque opulence, whether with instrumental music or together with vocal soloist – the aspiring young orchestra under the direction of the violinist Robin Peter Müller stands for energetic and overwhelming interpretations of the music from the 17th and 18th century. Historically informed the musicians are looking for opportunities to transfer the emotions and contents of the past centuries into contemporary interpretations which have thrilled both audience and critics alike.

The ensemble co-operates regularly with renowned instrumentalists and singers like Hille Perl, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Regula Mühlemann, Mahan Esfahani and Jan Vogler, Dorothee Oberlinger, Dorothee Mields, Anna Prohaska, Maurice Steger and Stefan Temmingh.

Robin Peter Müller, Malta 2018, La Folia Barockorchester, René Gaens Photography

Founder and director Robin Peter Müller, born in Dresden, is one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation performing on period as well as on modern violin.Within a short period he led La Folia Barockorchestra to international reputation.

Sophistically designed projects and recordings shaped La Folia’s reputation as highly profiled and brillant performing artistic ensemble, that thrills audience and press alike.

Concerts 2019:
06th of June 2019 Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Frauenkirche Dresden) – Duello Amoroso:
Werke von Antonio Vivaldi und Georg Frederic Handel: Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto G minor »per l’orchestra di dresda« RV 577, Concerto con molti istromenti D minor RV 566 | Georg Frederic Handel: »Il duello amoroso«. Cantata for soprano, alto and orchestra HWV 82, sinfonia from the opera »Scipione« HWV 20, »Scoglio d’immota fronte« aria of Berenice from the opera »Scipione«, »Otton qual portentoso fulmine« and »Voi che udite il mio lamento« recitative and aria of Agrippina from the opera »Agrippina«, »Il mio crudel martoro« aria of Ariodante from the opera »Ariodante«, »Vivi tiranno« aria of Bertarido from the opera »Rodelinda«, »Io t’abbraccio« duet of Rodelinda and of Bertarido from the opera »Rodelinda«
(Robin Peter Müller, conductor / Sabina Puértolas, soprano / Xavier Sabata, countertenor)
27th of August 2019 Innsbrucker Festwochen (Haus der Musik Innsbruck) – Georg Frederic Handel: ouverture, march and arias of Cesare from the opera «Giulio Cesare in Egitto» HWV 17, «Presti omai l’egizia terra», «Empio, dirò, tu sei, togliti», «Se in fiorito ameno prato», «Va tacito e nascosto», «Al lampo dell’armi», «Aure, deh, per pietà spirate» and «Quel torrente, che cade dal monte»
(Bejun Mehta, countertenor / Robin Peter Müller: violine and musical direction)
29th of Augost 2019 Bremer Musikfest (Schlosskirche Varel) – Cesare! Georg Frederic Handel: ouverture, march and arias of Cesare from the opera »Giulio Cesare in Egitto« HWV 17, as well as instrumental works by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann and others
(Bejun Mehta, countertenor / Robin Peter Müller: violin and musical direction)

Biography:
Biography La Folia Baroque Orchestra 2019

Projects:
La Folia Barockorchester Projects 2020/2021

Links:
Webseite La Folia Barockorchestra
LFBO on Facebook
LFBO on Twitter

Press:
Michael Cookson on MusicWeb International about Rediscovered Treasures from Dresden