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Premiere of Jörg Widmann's Nursery and Nonsense Verse with the Munich Chamber Orchestra

Classic meets pleasurable modernity

by Günter Vogel Schwäbische

October 22, 2017

“With professional design of phrasing, pronunciation and dynamics, the two tenors, the baritone and the two basses use the human sound scale altogether. Their singing technique is almost vibrateless intonation. The absolutely pure, unadulterated sound enchants, “musica assoluta!” The tenors also sound in the treble range of high women’s voices; the deep bass roars as an organ point. The tempi of the three pieces were very slow, produced almost unreal moods by the excellently coordinated differentiated harmonies.”

Precise Intonation, Shared Impulse from amarcord

by Cashman Kerr Prince Boston Musical Intelligencer

April 4, 2011

“The performance proceeded so tightly, so coherently, I easily forgot the challenges faced and surmounted. There is a seemingly effortless ensemble among the members of amarcord, no obvious leader or cues, yet each minutely attuned to the others. With their precise placement of consonants and articulation, there is clearly a single, shared musical impulse among the five singers.”