3 nominations OPUS KLASSIK ensemble / chamber music / world premiere recording
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figurations – the debut album of BlattWerk – reed quintet
world premiere recordings and new arrangements
March 15 2022
BlattWerk, a Swiss-based Reed Quintet with Martin Bliggenstorfer (oboe), Jonas Tschanz (saxophone), Nils Kohler and Richard Haynes (clarinets) and bassoonist Elise Jacoberger – present their own arrangements of Bela Bartok’s Suite op. 14 and Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye and Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque in the version by Oliver Boekhoorn. The “figurations de mémoire” by the Swiss composer Walter Feldmann closes the circle and shows another side of the ensemble’ passionate committment to contemporary music. “In an excellent recording, BlattWerk achieves immensely lively and colourful, yet finely balanced, atmospheric interpretations, whether in virtuoso or lyrical passages” (Remy Franck, Pizzicato).