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April 2012 – Classic Clarinet – Sunday Business Post

Jörg Widmann – ‘Insel der Sirenen’, ‘Fantasie’

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn – Symphony No 1

“The audience was soon basking in the radiant glow of Widmann’s musical brilliance …….Widmann’s daring and intriguing choice deserves credit as does the sharp and energetic performance of his orchestra.”

Dick O Riordan, Sunday Business Post

 

April 2012 – Classic Clarinet – Irish Times

Jörg Widmann – ‘Insel der Sirenen’, ‘Fantasie’

Mozart – Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn – Symphony No 1

“This showed both the Irish Chamber Orchestra and its new principal guest conductor Jörg Widmann from a variety of perspectives”. Michael Dungan, Irish Times

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February 2012 – World Première – Irish Times

February 2012

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy Conductor
Daniel Bates Oboe

The music is in a spare, focused, linear style that, in this performance fired up moments of fierce trumpet-topped intensity…..The ICO played it as if their very lives depended on it. Michael Dervan, Irish Times

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February 2012 – World Première – Irish Examiner

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy Conductor
Daniel Bates Oboe

“Edge of the seat excitement was the atmosphere that conductor, Gáor Tákacs-Nagy and the ICO created in the orchestra’s first concert of 2012”…….He drew such a brilliantly differentiated palette of colours and dynamics from the players that the excitement never let up”.  Declan Townsend, The Examiner

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December 2011 – Seasonal Symphony and Song – Irish Times

Irish Chamber Orchestra, NationalChamberChoir, ICO Chorus, County Limerick Youth Choir, Jaime Martin Director, Susanne Bernhard Soprano

“The stimulation came from the depth of detailed thought behind Martin’s music-making.” – Michael Dervan, 20th December 2011, Irish Times

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  • Featured Article

    • May 2016 – Orfeo CD Review

      Mendelssohn Symphonies No. 1 & 4
      Widmann AD ABSURDUM

      Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Sergei Nakariakov
      Jörg Widmann

      All-round Musician Widmann: Courage to Absurdity…..
      Rarely has the music by Mendelssohn sounded more fresh: The works by Jörg Widmann appeal even to concert goers who have difficulties with contemporary music…

      “Here the wealth of melody in Mendelssohn’s music becomes a resounding feast of sound which remains compact and detailed throughout due to the precise and refined playing by the Irish Chamber Orchestra.”

      “Obviously the creative communication between Widmann and his ensemble (Irish Chamber Orchestra) works extremely well which makes for an exciting future” Spiegel April 2016

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