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Company Description: Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L’Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg. Ein unglaubliches,...   more
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L'Orfeo Barockorchester • CD Recordings & Reviews
www.lorfeo.com, 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L'Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg.
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Gaigg is a decisive leader who encourages her colleagues to brandish their bows and clip the dotted notes with breathtaking panache […] percussionist Rogerio Gonçalves provides wonderful rhythmic counterpoint. [...] strikingly idiosyncratic performances." (Gramophone Magazine, February 2009)
"Numerous recordings of Rebel's „Les Élémens" have been made: the earliest was by the Orchestra of the ORTF directed by André Jarve in 1973, followed by Christopher Hogwood (1980), Marc Minkowski (1993), Reinhard Goebel (1995) [...]? Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra join the ranks of these with determination and animated tempos, revelling in the score's harshness and sound metamorphoses.
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Michi Gaigg nevertheless knows the art of extreme subtleties and the magic of colour.
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Directed by: Michi Gaigg
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With virtuoso horn parts, a dense and inventive composition, this music seems to be on a par with the "Brandenburg concertos". […] Michi Gaigg's lively approach and the scintillating sound of the L'Orfeo Barockorchester make this live recording from the Telemann Festtage 2012 very enjoyable.
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[…] Michi Gaigg posseses an intuitive talent, with brilliant intelligence she senses and presents the structure of the scenes und coordinates the trickiest (of which there are numerous) parts in the score.
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[…] Michi Gaigg collected a fine vocal ensemble. The female voices are style-defining […]. In a word: this recording is a shining gem, finely polished by Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Barockorchester!
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[…] Once again Michi Gaigg, with the L'Orfeo Barockorchester, confirms her pioneering role as a music discoverer.
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[…] The L'Orfeo Barockorchester, performing here with 21 musicians, and conducted by Michi Gaigg presents a brilliant start, proving Telemann's hitherto unknown opera to be a masterpiece.
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Directed by: Michi Gaigg
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Gaigg resurrects the young Mozart's Metastasio project
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Michi Gaigg has long outgrown being one of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's best students.
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[…] Anyone who has experienced Michi Gaigg and the L'Orfeo Barockorchester at the Telemann Festival Magdeburg knows the drive and enthusiasm that permeate eighteenth century music when performed with this vitality. And here again: the ternary overture depicting the besiegement of Bethulia keeps the listener at the edge of his chair. Michi Gaigg's sensitive direction allows the singers ample space for intense expression.
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[…] Michi Gaigg manages to strike theatrical sparks in this challenging yet static oratorio with the brilliant L'Orfeo Barockorchester. […]
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[…] It's [Gaigg's] guiding hand that ultimately makes this recording well worth considering. […] well worthwhile for confirmed Mozartians. […] (Musicweb International, 12 November 2013)
[…] Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Barockorchester deserve great credit for reviving Mozart's early work. Instead of confirming the general opinion of a boring and rather conventional work Bethulia is uncovered as a composition with promising boldness and hidden treasures.
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directed by: Michi Gaigg
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The orchestra, directed by Michi Gaigg, melts splendidly with her sound.
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Directed by: Michi Gaigg
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[…] Michi Gaigg and her orchestra never choose the easy way out.
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[…] With this album Michi Gaigg presents a crystal clear perspective on the young Schubert.
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Directed by: Michi Gaigg
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Michi Gaigg prefers silvery sounds and courtly strictness. But she also has an eye for subtle nuances, especially in the "Ritournelle" from "Hippolyte et Aricie".
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With their latest release Michi Gaigg and her musicians ventured into more familiar realms of repertoire. […] This is music in which the special qualities of L'Orfeo are best demonstrated. The overtures and numerous dance movements of the two suites are rendered here in vivid colours.
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Michi Gaigg and the L'Orfeo Barockorchester present these aspects with great intensity. (Fono Forum, Arnd Richter, July 2011)
[…] The result is once again contagious: Michi Gaigg and her „orpheic" colleagues render these miniature orchestral dances with lilting enthusiasm and rhythmical precision and clarity.
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Michi Gaigg and the L'Orfeo Barockorchester have exactly what it takes in this release of orchestral suites from „Hippolyte et Aricie" and „Zais". (MDR Figaro, Beatrice Schwartner, 16 May 2011)
[…] The L'Orfeo Barockorchester directed by Michi Gaigg again plays as noble as can be The finest detail, often hidden behind a shimmering surface, is highlighted.
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Michi Gaigg seems to approach all music from a sense of movement. […] (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Jenny Berg, 6 May 2011)
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Directed by: Michi Gaigg
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Gaigg and the orchestra deliver the symphonies with bright timbres and vivacious playing, and the historically informed techniques and sounds of a period ensemble are faithfully produced.
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[…] Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Barockorchester convincingly prove the reknowned musicologist Ludwig Finscher wrong. According to the latter Gluck was neither inspired nor revolutionary in his instrumental compositions. […] The quality of the compositions recorded here, their versatility and the emotional depth tell another story.
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In comparison Michi Gaigg's new release seems much more coherent on the whole.
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[…] The L'Orfeo Barockorchester, in small cast, directed by Michi Gaigg, lives up to its name and accompanies with confidence, subtlety and attentiveness.
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"[...] The opera is introduced with powerfully striding chords by the L'Orfeo Barockorchester on period instruments, conducted by Michi Gaigg [...] The arias are presented as independent orchestral statements and not merely as accompaniment […] A highly successful and well-balanced recording.
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The result is a highly entertaining event, especially when rendered so convincingly by Michi Gaigg and the L'Orfeo Barockorchester. [...] Gaigg approaches each different style without harsh contrasts.
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Conductor: Michi Gaigg
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"[…] Michi Gaigg found a coherent approach for this sparkling work. Her fine sense of the narrative flow shows in the Accompagnati. Musical gesture and dramatic action find a homogenous symbiosis. The "Island" is not presented here as a great opera, but rather as a light Divertissement. And that might be the correct approach. Gaigg's vocal ensemble is young and approaches this work with a refreshing ease. […]" (Fono Forum, Andreas Friesenhagen, 04/2010)
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The astounding performance by the L'Orfeo Barockorchester, directed by Michi Gaigg, underlines these aspects.
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The L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, directed by Michi Gaigg, proves that Haydn can't be labelled as a „portly papa".
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"[...] The second excellent (and unexpected literary) message from Haydn is delivered by the violinist and conductor Michi Gaigg.
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"The accompaniment of the L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, conducted by its co-founder Michi Gaigg, ist colourful and precise.
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"?What an immense sensibility Michi Gaigg shows with every piece she conducts!
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Both singers are accompanied excellently by the L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and Michi Gaigg.
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Gaigg is a decisive leader who encourages her colleagues to brandish their bows and clip the dotted notes with breathtaking panache […] percussionist Rogerio Gonçalves provides wonderful rhythmic counterpoint. [...] strikingly idiosyncratic performances. (Gramophone Magazine, February 2009)
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The L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra directed by Michi Gaigg combines this musical spectacle of the French late-Baroque with a Suite from Rameau's "Castor et Pollux". Great!
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"Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra have been courting 17th and 18th century French music for a while now.
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"Numerous recordings of Rebel's „Les Élémens" have been made: the earliest was by the Orchestra of the ORTF directed by André Jarve in 1973, followed by Christopher Hogwood (1980), Marc Minkowski (1993), Reinhard Goebel (1995) [...]?Michi Gaigg and her L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra join the ranks of these with determination and animated tempos, revelling in the score's harshness and sound metamorphoses.
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Michi Gaigg nevertheless kn
L'Orfeo Barockorchester: Kontaktadressen
www.lorfeo.com, 7 Aug 2008 [cached]
Michi Gaigg
L'Orfeo Barockorchester • News
www.lorfeo.com, 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L'Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg.
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A programme presented by Elgin Heuerding (including an interview with Michi Gaigg)
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Michi Gaigg Director
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Michi Gaigg Conductor
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The internationally acclaimed soprano, Sophie Karthäuser, and the L'Orfeo Barockorchester, conducted by Michi Gaigg, are paying tribute to the distinguished musical dramatist André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspielen 2013.
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Michi Gaigg
L'Orfeo Barockorchester • Press Reviews
www.lorfeo.com, 29 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L'Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg. Ein unglaubliches, künstlerisches Ereignis!"
Press Reviews
Michi Gaigg has long outgrown being one of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's best students.
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[…] I am impressed by her (MIchi Gaigg's) own personal stilistic approach which makes me hear Schubert differently. Schweizer Rundfunk (SRF2), Lislot Frei, 30 June 2012
One of the most exciting Baroque ensembles that our neighbouring country Austria can boast is the L'Orfeo Barockorchester, founded in Linz in 1996. Directed by the Baroque violinist, Michi Gaigg, this ensemble has moved into the front row of the European Early Music scene
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Michi Gaigg seems to approach all music from a sense of movement. […]
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Michi Gaigg
L'Orfeo Barockorchester • Michi Gaigg
www.lorfeo.com, 2 May 2012 [cached]
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"Nicht alle Tage kann man das Abenteuer Musik in solcher Leibhaftigkeit spüren, wie mit dem L'Orfeo Barockorchester unter Michi Gaigg. Ein unglaubliches, künstlerisches Ereignis!"
Michi Gaigg
was born in Schörfling at the Attersee, Austria (Salzkammergut). She was strongly influenced by Nikolaus Harnoncourt during her violin studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum and subsequently continued studies of the Baroque violin with Ingrid Seifert and Sigiswald Kuijken. Michi Gaigg was a member of internationally acclaimed ensembles and worked together with Frans Brüggen, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman and Hermann Max.
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Michi Gaigg founded the Baroque orchestra L'Arpa Festante Munich in 1983 (direction until 1995) and profited from many valuable experiences as member of internationally renowned ensembles, working with Frans Brüggen, Alan Curtis, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman and Hermann Max.
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Under Michi Gaigg's direction the orchestra has established itself as one of the leading ensembles in historically informed performance practice and has repeatedly been awarded various prizes for its CD recordings by Diapason, Pizzicato ("Supersonic Award"), Le Monde de la Musique, Fono Forum, Radio Österreich 1 ("Pasticcio Prize") as well as the German Music Award "Echo Klassik 2009?.
Michi Gaigg's pedagogical career started in 1987 at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg amid extensive activities as instrumentalist and conductor. She has been teaching at the Institute for Early Music at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz since 1994. In 2003 she took on the position of artistic director of the donauFESTWOCHEN im strudengau, a festival for Early and Contemporary music, for which she has been awarded the "Grosser Bühnenkunstpreis" (Great Price for Stagecraft) and the "Kulturmedaille" (Medal for Cultural Achievements) of the province of Upper Austria.
Opera productions are becoming increasingly important in Michi Gaigg's work.
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HÖRENSAGEN - Michi Gaigg in an interview with Norbert Trawöger,
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Michi Gaigg
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