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Who is your favorite Chamber Orchestra?
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Leaviathan
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I've been listening to a lot of the Zagreb Soloists, they have some serious talent! This is a full concert of them backing 2Cello's, The Vivaldi segments towards the beginning are awesome, especially the first movement at 13:24

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AndrewH
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I think my single favorite is the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, because how many orchestras do this?

Other favorites include...

Spira Mirabilis:

The London Firebird Orchestra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....PNJVzTzTTw

The New Century Chamber Orchestra:

Apollo's Fire:

But there are many more outstanding chamber orchestras out there. Look into the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Mito Chamber Orchestra, the New York Classical Players... and I'm probably still missing several that I love.

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Leaviathan
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Looks interesting, I'll check them out after work

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Fiddlerman
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Great thread!!!

I 2nd the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra for the same reason.
I presented this kind of idea in my orchestra and was met with all kind of excuses why it wouldn't work, but the real reason is that orchestra musicians become spoiled and used to the comfort of having it easy.
All of a sudden they would be expected to put in extra hours to memorize the sheet music. They didn't like that. LOL
I do understand, but it makes a HUGE difference right???

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Don't soloists have to memorize? So if any of the orchestra members have aspirations of becoming a soloist, memorization is something they'll need to learn anyway.

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