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"They play with brain and heart, never arises boredom, every detail mutates into pure music. "                                                 (Toccata - Alte Musik aktuell)

Pratum Integrum, a Russian orchestra on period instruments, was founded in Moscow in 2003. The Latin name translates as ‘unmown meadow’ and refers to fresh sounding but still obscure baroque and classical compositions which form the core of the orchestra’s repertoire.


Musicological research was undertaken by Pavel Serbin, the Artistic Director, enabled Pratum Integrum to give Russian premiere performances of more than two hundred compositions (the list includes works by such composers as Theodor Schwartzkopf, Anton Ferdinand Tietz, Antonio Rosetti, and Joseph Wölfl, to name just a few). Among the most memorable projects were the premieres of Georg Gebel’s Johannes-Passion, Lully’s Les Saisons and Yevstigney Fomin’s Orfeo ed Euridice (the latter with the Russian Horn Orchestra).

The orchestra has had the great honor to perform with Trevor Pinnock, Peter Neumann, Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijkens, Alfredo Bernardini, Paolo Grazzi, Simone Kermes, Sara Mingardo, Mireille Delunsch, Paul Esswood, Philippe Jaroussky, Christophe Rousset, Winfried Bönig and others. It was also a genuine pleasure to appear at prominent international festivals including Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), Musica Antiqua (Bruges), Nordlysfestivalen (Tromsø), the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg.


Pratum Integrum has released more than fifteen recordings for the Caro Mitis label. Among them are monographic albums featuring names known only by music scholars until recently: Tietz, Rosetti, Wölfl, and Platti. Most of these albums have been highly rated by important foreign music magazines (Diapason, Toccata, Le Monde de la Musique, Positive Feedback Online and others). One of the albums comprising Orchestral suites by Telemann (CM 0022010-2) was awarded Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2011.


Those who believe that there's nothing more boring than apply all received 126 orchestral suites of professing prolific writer Telemann, is taught by Pratum Integrum from Russia better. With so much fun and differentiation, you even regret that more than 800 other suites were lost. (For the jury: Carsten Niemann)

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