Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam6 October, 2017
t/m 6 October, 2017
Other than enjoying the live concert recordings via the YouTube page, Sinfonia Rotterdam also has numerous Cd’s on the market. Internationally well reviewed Cd’s covering exciting repertoire with many different music complements and styles!
Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), winner of the Dutch Music Prize!
Van Sambeek plays so effortlessly, playfully, lively and musically that one does not understand anymore why the bassoon with its low timbre remains an unusual solo instrument.
Mischa Spel – NRC Handelsblad
The eighth quartet has been over recorded, but this account is one to reckon with. The tenth quartet is even finer: Van Alphen searches out the ambivalence of its pensive opening Moderato and powers through the Allegretto furioso, the passacaglia slow movement evinces an elegiac restraint while momentum in the finale in intently controlled so that the end acknowledges its beginning with an appropriately wistful irony.
Richard Whitehouse – Gramophone
The Katona Twins (guitar duo)
The Concierto Madrigal has been recorded several times, but never better than here. This is a stunning disc, to which the orchestra and recording engineers have made fitting contributions.
John Duarte – Gramophone
Das Niederländische DoelenKwartet sowie die anderen Solisten und die Sinfonia Rotterdam scheinen die perfekten Interpreten für Hartmanns so eindringliche Kammermusik. Sie leisten Erstaunliches und geben dieser so besonderen Edition auch musikalisch den entsprechenden Status einer Referenzeinspielung. Diese Edition muss man hören!
Carsten Dürer – Ensemble
First and foremost, there’s the playing of the orchestra. Founded in 2000 by conductor Conrad van Alphen, this is a young outfit, but how tight the ensemble is, and what a lovely sound they produce. Listen to the warm glow given off in the opening Moderato movement of the Dvořák! This disc has given me increasing pleasure.
Andrew Farach-Colton – GramophoneOrder online
lexei Ogrintchouk (oboe)
Reconstruction: Jos van der Zanden and Cees Nieuwenhuizen
The reconstruction from original sketches of the lost Oboe concerto by Beethoven. Sinfonia Rotterdam premiered the concerto in 2002 after which this recording for Raptus Records followed!