…was the opening concert of the festival “Dialoge” with Christoph Sietzen and the Marimba Wave Quartet. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Pärt to Astor Piazzolla, but also by the 20-year-old Salzburg Michael Frankenberger and a premiere of the composition of the Salzburg composer Christoph Ehrenfellner. With the great singer Laura Tătulescu, the virtuoso organist Hannfried Lucke and the cellist Maximilian Hornung, fantastically moderated by Sietzen.
Here the link to the review.
Link to german review:
Review of The Wave Quartet in Weiz, 17.08.2019
“Enjoy goose bumps and shivers going down your spine when the marimba players get a maximum of expressivity from the slow movements in those well-fitting transcriptions of Bach’s harpsichord concertos. The dancing outer movements of the works are no less exiting due to the refinement of the Wave Quartet’s exquisite playing.”
Review by Remy Franck (in german) / Pizzicato 27/11/2017
“Musically, this new recording has quite a few charms to offer: for example the mysterious atmosphere in the slow movements, which is enchantingly enthralling, meditative, time-lasting. The conciseness with which the Wave Quartet plays is certainly one of the special qualities, especially in the exact coordination with Michi Gaigg’s orchestra. Amazing is the clarity with which the Wave Quartet, reinforced by four other soloists, masters the final A minor concert. Precision specialists are needed here, who harmonize very well not only rhythmically but also in the dynamic progressions.”
Review by Christoph Vratz / Fono Forum November 2017
CD Review: Bach Concertos with Marimbas
“I do not want to go so far and say, who needs a harpsichord for Bach’s harpsichord concertos? But I do not really miss it in this recording.”
Andreas Nachtsheim / WDR 3
You can listen to the review here (in German)
The Wave Quartet: “Bach Concertos”
“This harpsichord concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach can be discovered in a new way on this CD as Marimba concertos, bringing a wonderful meditative effect especially in the slow movements”
You can find the interview with Hans Ackermann and the whole article here: kulturradio