The repertoire played together is based on three pillars:
- Barucco Original Sound Orchestra
- Barucco Consort: vocal – instrumental
- Barucco Consort
For the great oratorios and choir-orchestral works of the Baroque and Classical periods, the Barucco Originalklangorchester relies on the proven and successful collaboration with the two top Austrian choirs Wiener Singakademie and Chor Ad Libitum. One focus here is the interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions and Georg Friedrich Handel’s oratorios, which is also reflected in the orchestra’s discography to date. New life is breathed into the familiar, often the said is reformulated, but above all the unknown is rediscovered. Barucco awakens little played works of well-known masters as well as forgotten composers from their slumber.
The instrumentation and its respective size is a particularly important question in historically informed performance practice. As with the careful restoration of a painting, Barucco tries, depending on the work, history and place of performance, to resort to the appropriate tools in order to allow the true-to-original timbres of the music of past times to shine in full splendour even today. The Barucco Vokalconsort supports the Instrumental consort. It consists of Austrian soloists who have acquired an excellent international reputation as specialists for (early) baroque and classical vocal music and who appear both in ensembles and as soloists.
The Barucco Consort puts innovative programme ideas into practice and performs in a wide variety of formations as required. From Baroque music from Austria („Musica Imperialis“) to dance music at the court of Louis XIV („Eine Soirée beim Sonnenkönig“) to Haydn’s Esterhazy symphonies („Ein
musikalischer Blick durch das Teleskop“) – the term „chamber music“ is used by the musicians of the Barucco Consort in various constellations.