Reviews

Göttinger Tageblatt

Written by Michael Schäfer, published on the 21st of May 2017

"Die vier Musiker bestechen durch ihr quicklebendiges, sehr kultiviertes Zusammenspiel. Sie überraschen mit einer Art barockem Rubato, also mit Freiheiten der Tempi, die gleichwohl nirgends den stilistischen Rahmen sprengen, sondern auf ganz natürliche Weise der Entwicklung des musikalischen Ausdrucks folgen. So atmet die Musik, wirkt wie ein lebendiger Organismus, der hier leidenschaftlich voranstürmt, dort besinnlich einhält."
"The four musicians impress with their lively, very cultivated interplay. They surprise with a kind of 'baroque rubato', combined with freedom of tempi, which nevertheless does not break the stylistic framework, but follow the development of the musical expressions in a natural way. Thus, the music breathes, as a living organism, that passionately -but peacefully- prevails."

"Das alles ist gepaart mit einer hochvirtuosen Beherrschung der Instrumente, mit einer klugen Klangregie, die die motivischen Beziehungen der Partner unaufdringlich verdeutlicht. Für ihr bezwingendes Engagement wurden die Musiker lange und herzlich beklatscht, als Dank gab’s eine Zugabe."
"All of this is combined with a highly virtuosic mastery of their instruments, with clever choices in sound, which makes the motivic relations of the partners unobtrusive. For their passionate commitment, the musicians were applauded long and heartily. To thank the audience, they played an encore."

http://www.goettinger-tageblatt.de/Kultur/Themen/Haendel-Festspiele/Haendel-Festspiele-2017/Castello-Consort-in-der-Klosterkirche-Reinhausen


BaroquiadeS

Written by Bruno Maury, published on the 29th of May 2017

"Les deux pièces qui voient rivaliser violon et sacqueboute [...] sont de véritables petits bijoux, qui enchantent nos oreilles."
"The two pieces where the violin and sackbut challenged each other [...] are real jewels, that are a delight for our ears."

"Le programme (eeemerging) a pour objet de sélectionner les meilleurs ensembles [...] et la prestation très appréciée du Castello Consort à Göttingen a montré combien ce choix était judicieux: souhaitons bon succès et longue vie à cet ensemble et à ce programme!"
"The (eeemerging) scheme is selecting only the best ensembles [...] and the well appreciated presentation of the Castello Consort in Göttingen shows that they (eeemerging) chose wisely: best wishes for the future of this ensemble and this program!"

http://www.baroquiades.com/articles/chronic/1/castello-consort-gottingen-2017


The Agent Apsley

Written by The Agent Apsley, published on the 27th of May 2017

"This was an impressive UK debut by a bright and receptive quartet of players, bringing us a curated choice of music that helped us understand the repertoire that is at the core of their interests, and how Sonate and Concerti developed as instrumental settings within the church, and then outside."

http://unofficialcambridgefilmfestival.blogspot.nl/2017/05/in-stilo-moderno-with-castello-consort.html

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Reformatorisch Dagblad

Written by the music editors, published on the 11th of February 2017

"Castello Consort speelt uitbundige en ingetogen 17e-eeuwse muziek"
"Castello Consort plays extraordinary and modest 17th-century music"

https://www.rd.nl/muziek/concert-van-de-week/castello-consort-speelt-uitbundige-en-ingetogen-17e-eeuwse-muziek-1.1374141