The group of young professional musicians sharing an interest in authentic performance of early music was established in 1998. The name ‘Musica Poetica’ reflects its regular arrangement of concerts as encounters between Baroque music and poetry. Its musicians use modern copies of period instruments such as cembalo, viola da gamba, Baroque cross flute and Baroque violin.
In addition to concerts in Czech Republic as well as abroad, the ensemble is involved in less conventional projects such as the ‘Vespillo’s Baroque Cabaret’, ‘Händel in Italy’ or ‘Pygmalion’. As constituent parts of its long-term cycle ‘Baroque of European Countries’, Musica Poetica has so far presented music and poetry of eight European nations.
Its aim is to offer wide audiences a glimpse of the atmosphere and thinking familiar to people of the Baroque period, from which one can still draw inspiration nowadays.