Askonas Holt interviews new signing Peter Whelan (Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas).
Chamber 'Choice' Accolade For Ensemble Marsyas
Not only is the Chamber ‘Choice' accolade for ‘Fasch: Quartets and Concertos' the second for a Linn recording this month, but it is also the second for Ensemble Marsyas, whose debut ‘Zelenka: Sonatas' was also named Chamber ‘Choice' by BBC Music Magazine.
The recording features several soloists including Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby and Alec Frank-Gemmill, who was recently singled out as a classical music star of the future when he was named a 2014 New Generation Artist by BBC Radio 3.
Performance / Recording
‘Wind players, and indeed all of us who respond to the rich textures warm colours of this music, will find much here that's delightful.
..splendid compositions...full of playful contrapuntal ideas and energetic passagework...this music positively flourishes in the hands of the Ensemble Marsyas.'