“With a flair for the Music.
Man usually appears to be a decent being who wants to assign every thing on its place. But in art, it is only really exciting when seemingly non-coherent meets each other. On Thursday, at the Brucknerfest, Michi Gaigg’s L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and “The Wave Quartet” of Bogdan Bacanu met each other to perform Bach. Bach’s Harpsichord concertos with dancing mallets and whirling bows.
(…) Bogdan Bacanu and his Wave Quartet with Christoph Sietzen, Emiko Uchiyama and Vladi Petrov as well as the L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra transfer in an outstanding way, the dynamics across the entire range, fine – sounding and clearly marking the lines of the old music style and increased the plausibility of the Intermediate. There was no show effect at all, just the dresscode: black for the L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, white or white and red for the marimba players, but an honest piece of music in an attempt to gain new visions from the old sounds. (…) An evening of pure contrasts that did not evoke a black-and-white picture, or a fade-out gray-in-gray, but evoked a colorful, life-filled music.
(…) in that way, incredibly diverse, highly virtuosic novelties developed, which expanded the sound properly, without destroying the Baroque balance. Rather, the much softer sound of the Marimbas blended perfectly with the strings, blurred the sometimes harsh border between solo and orchestra, and reduced the clarity of the harpsichord in favor of emotional warmth.”
Brucknerfest: Concert with Michi Gaiggs L’Orfeo Barockorchester und Bogdan Bacanus Wave Quartet, 22. September
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