About the album
The chamber orchestra Les Elements Amsterdam was founded in 1993 on the initiative of Alda Stuurop, Jacques Ogg and others, and consists of members of leading baroque ensembles such as the Orchestra of the 18th Century and La Petite Bande. The name was derived from the famous work Les Elements written in 1737 by the French composer Jean-Fery Rebel (1666-1747) in which the four elements - earth, air, water and fire - are musically rendered, starting off from 'Le cahos', chaos, a combined attack of all the instruments of each note in the tonal scale of d minor.
It is the ensemble's objective to extend the existing repertoire with works that have been unjustly neglected. Because the orchestra is made up of baroque specialists who almost all have a soloist's career as well, all solo concerts are executed with soloists who belong to the core of the ensemble.