Auser Musici

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Auser Musici is a period instrument ensemble centered in Pisa that specializes in early music repertory from the Tuscan region of Italy.

History, Mission, and Activities[edit]

The ensemble was founded in 1997 by the flautist Carlo Ipata and has performed throughout the continent of Europe, especially in Italy, as well as in the United States. Its concerts feature vocal and instrumental works composed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, frequently including selections from the series Tesori Musicali Toscani, a collection of early music published in Pisa. The home concert venue of Auser Musici is located in the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi of Pisa. The ensemble is named for an ancient river of the Pisan region.

Auser Musici has released recordings continuously since the year 1998, presently under exclusive contract with Hyperion Records. In 2010, its recording of flute concertos by Neapolitan composers was singled out by the International Record Review as an Editor’s Choice.[1]

The principal singers who perform regularly with Auser Musici are the sopranos Maria Grazia Schiavo and Elena Cecchi Fedi and the baritone Furio Zanasi. The organization is administered under the direction of Piero Torrigiani and Pierpaolo Corradini.

Auser Musici maintains a reciprocal relationship with Musica Toscana of Louisville, Kentucky, another organization devoted to the promotion of music from the Tuscan region of Italy.


See also[edit]

Historically informed performance
Baroque music
List of early music ensembles

External links[edit]


  1. ^ See International Record Review (April 2010) with these comments from the reviewer: “…Ipata’s playing is impeccable in both technique and style. His tone is neither whispy and reticent, as characterized by some baroque flautists; I assume the ornamentation in the lovely middle movement of the Jommelli concerto is by him and not written by the composer. If so, it is among the most impressive examples I have heard a soloist perform. The members of Auser Musici play their period instruments with Mediterranean sparkle and wit …”; an issue of Gramophone (April 2010) features these remarks: “…the performances are a delight. What with Ipata’s liquid tone and secure virtuosity, and the brightness, nimbleness and transparency of the one-to-a-part strings of Auser Musici (excellently captured by the recording), this unassuming but funny and attractive music has surely achieved its finest hour.” ).