New album out in August 2023

Pas de bourrée

On their debut recording ‘Pas de bourrée’, Copenhagen-based ensemble Camerata Øresund presents music by lesser known Baroque composers in the context of the major composers active in Europe in the same period.

The album is out worldwide on August 25th on Channel Classics Records.

Peter Spissky uses his long study of dance and movement to bring life to baroque music, seeing the score as a starting point rather than a finished product. All of the articulations Peter chooses are a result of the physicality of body movement informing how the music moves as well as sounds. The title ‘Pas de bourrée is a term found in ballet and is defined as a “quick running step”. Etymologically, the word bourreé originates in the Baroque era – a dance of French origin.

Camerata Øresund strives to find connections between European countries and the musical communication that was happening throughout the Baroque era. They connect new finds of lesser known composers, such as the Swede J.H. Roman and the Frenchman A. Campra, with composers such as J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, G.Ph. Telemann and H. Purcell. They question musicological authority and present lesser known gems in the context in which they were conceived and written.

The album ‘Pas de bourrée’ is a colourful kaleidoscope of moods, emotions, characters and stories. Camerata Øresund remains true to their promise that everything they touch will turn into a dance! 

The recording of the album is made possible with the generous support from Aage-og Johanne Louis Hansens Fonden, William Demant Fonden and Dansk Musikerforbund.

“Anyone who is looking for not only flashy playing, but also relatively unknown gems must make this album his or hers.”

– Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek