Maurice Steger, Howard Griffiths — Bern, 2018-03-18

Concert review, Maurice Steger, Howard Griffiths / Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt @ Kursaal Bern, 2018-03-18 — Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B♭ major, K.191 (for recorder); Heberle: Recorder Concerto in G major; Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B♭ major, op.60 — plus: two exciting encores!


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Maurice Steger / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-10-28

Some media are proclaiming Maurice Steger the “world champion of the recorder”. I think this is a rather odd statement, as musical interpretation can’t be measured, remains subjective, both on the side of the artist, as well as in the listener’s perception and receptivity; however, it is certainly legitimate to state that Maurice Steger’s recorder playing is in the world’s very top league…


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Maurice Steger, Early Recordings (Diary 2014-01-31)

Recorder Music, Early Recordings with Maurice Steger: “An Italian Ground” (Steger, Kitaya) — for comparison: Icarus Ensemble, Pieter-Jan Belder, Andreas Staier, Ottavio Dantone, Yuja Wang); “An English Collection” (Steger, Kitaya)


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Vivaldi: Recorder Concerti (Diary 2015-06-21)

Listening diary post, covering recordings of recorder concerti by Antonio Vivaldi (including some related concerti for violin), played by Maurice Steger / Diego Fasolis / I Barocchisti (2 CDs, 2000 & 2014), Conrad Steinmann / Helmut Müller-Brühl / Cappella Clementina (1978), and by Giuliano Carmignola (violin) / Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca (1999) — 18 different concerti total, including 2 versions of “La Notte”, and 2 versions of “Il gardellino”.


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Albrecht Mayer, Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-11-25

(…) The last position in the program (after the intermission) was Mozart’s Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550, in its first version (without clarinets), preceded by some explanations (in English) by the conductor. Sir Roger Norrington first alluded to numeric relations between the two symphonies (No.4 vs. No.40 — second vs. second-to-last symphony), then referred to the fact that K.550 is overused, known too well even, and played in warehouses and escalators…


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Handel: Woodwind Sonatas (Diary 2014-03-26)

Handel: Sonatas for Woodwind Instruments (recorder, oboe, flauto traverso) — Michael Schneider (recorder), Camerata Köln / Frans Brüggen, Bruce Haynes, Hansjürg Lange, Anner Bylsma, Bob van Asperen / Maurice Steger (recorder), Continuo Consort, Naoki Kitaya; for comparison: Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr


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