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The "Kesselberg Ensemble" was founded in 2004 by Ilze Grudule in Basel. The group's name refers to the district of Riga where Johann Gottfried Müthel, Latvia's most famous composer of the 18th century and J.S. Bach's last student, lived.


The group is committed to reviving the music of the forgotten Latvian and Swiss baroque composers. The ensemble has realized extensive projects dedicated to the Geneva composer Gaspard Fritz and Carlo Donato Cossoni.


Rediscovering of musical sources, extensive work, as well as CD recordings, concerts and performances that combine historical material with modern elements, all of this is part of the ensemble's versatile impact.


"The result is the composer's renaissance and his living music that sounds again."

Ilze Grudule


"Music for Passion Time" 

- Good Friday, March 29th 5:00 p.m. Peter's Church, Basel, CH


"An Afternoon at The Pleasure Gardens or John Beard - Handel's favorite tenor"

- August 18th 5:00 p.m. Museum Kleines Klingental, Basel, CH

- August 20th 5:30 p.m. Church Wengen, CH

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