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The basel sinfonietta was founded in 1980 by a group of young musicians with the goal of bringing exciting new combinations of 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 a considerable international reputation. In its relatively short history, the basel sinfonietta has also carried out numerous performances with dancers, jazz musicians, cabarettists and choral groups in addition to complex projects incorporating, for instance, silent movies and multimedia. The basel sinfonietta works frequently with renowned conductors, and has participated in many education projects to attract a young audience for classical music. When not taking part in the orchestra the players perform as freelance musicians in numerous ensembles and chamber music groups. The group manages itself, which gives its members a high degree of self-determination both in artistic and organisational matters. This in turn demands intensive interaction, which leads to a lively, fresh atmosphere in the orchestra . The basel sinfonietta is the only Swiss orchestra to have been invited four times to participate in the famous Austrian Salzburger Festspiele.

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Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GLAUS, D.: Sephiroth Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Bosshart, Mathé, Schneeberger, Strosser, Zoboli, Basel Sinfonietta, Bollon) Musiques Suisses
Orchestral, Chamber Music, Orchestral
GORDON, M.: Decasia (Basel Sinfonietta, Roo) Cantaloupe Music
GRAMMONT SELECTION 2 - Schweizer Uraufführungen 2008 Musiques Suisses
GRAMMONT SELECTION 3 - Créations de l'année 2009 en Suisse Musiques Suisses
GRAMMONT SÉLECTION 4 - Uraufführungen aus dem Jahre 2010 (Zawadke, Alpini Vernahmlassig, Basel Sinfonietta, Siegwart) Musiques Suisses
Chamber Music, Orchestral
GRAMMONT SELECTION 6 - Schweizer Uraufführungen aus dem Jahr 2012 Musiques Suisses
JAGGI, M.: Girga / Mehrgarh / Strata / SPAM / Plod / Moloch (Gaffigan, Kalitzke, Hennenberger, Asbury) Musiques Suisses
MEIER, H.: Piece for Large Orchestra / Piece for Piano 4-Hands (Ensemble Neue Horizonte Bern, Basel Sinfonietta, Henneberger) Musiques Suisses
Orchestral Music - BARTSCHI, W. / KESSLER, T. / LUTOSŁAWSKI, W. / STRAVINSKY, I. (Basel Sinfonietta, Smirnoff, Wyttenbach) Musiques Suisses
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: New Babylon (The) (Basel Sinfonietta, Fitz-Gerald) Naxos
Film and TV Music
Vocal and Chamber Music - GLAUS, D. / WEISSBERG, D. / PROFOS, F. / SATAPI, R. (Grammont Selection 5) (Bidrmaa, Studer, Basel Sinfonietta) Musiques Suisses

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