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With the Virtuosi Saxoniae Ludwig Güttler founded a chamber orchestra in 1985 which, through its versatile instrumental forces, affords a wide range of possibilities for concert programs. Made up of leading members of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the ensemble has made it its task to promote the works of the golden age of 18th century European music culture, particularly as reflected in Dresden’s court ensemble, theatre, and church music. The ensemble performs on modern instruments, but adopts a historicallyinformed approach to questions of performance practice. After a period of intensive preparation, the chamber orchestra made its public debut at the 1986 Dresden Music Festival. Since then, the Virtuosi Saxoniae have developed an outstanding reputation through numerous concerts both in Germany and abroad. Numerous CD recordings illustrate the ensemble’s musical versatility.