The Capella Augustina, the orchestra of the Brühler Schloss Concerts, was founded in 1996 by Andreas Spering, who has remained closely associated with these musicians, who have served as members of other well-known ensembles. With a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the twentieth-century, they pay considerable attention to correct historical performance practice and to the relevant instrumentation.
Baroque opera and oratorio of the Vienna classical period form an important element in the work of the Capella Augustina, reflected in recordings such as that of Handel’s Imeneo in 2003 and Haydn’s Creation. In 2005 the ensemble recorded the two orchestral serenades of Brahms. In 2006 the Capella Augustina collaborated in performances of Haydn’s marionette opera Die Feuersbrunst at the Potsdam Festival, followed by Handel’s oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Lower Saxony Festival.