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Petr Wagner - viola da gamba

Ensemble Tourbillon

Arta FI 01377


 „…Wagner gracefully sings in the mellifluous adagios and is fiery in agitated virtuoso passages…. Wagner plays with a big, rich tone that is very appealing, while the strings and keyboards of Ensemble Tourbillon provide delicious support throughout.

…The overall production quality of the disc is superb and the music extremely engaging.“

GOLDBERG   Craig Zeichner / April 2006


„...the works recorded here are first rate, and are played with considerable conviction and panache by the Czech gamba player Petr Wagner and his accompanying group Ensemble Tourbillon“

EARLY MUSIC   Peter Holman  /  February 2007


„Wagner’s tone production is rich and focused, always articulate and unfailingly expressive.
There is an infectious vitality pervading the whole CD that makes me want to get up and play immediately! The players collaborate to produce a distinctively virtuosic style with highly refined tone colours.“

Chelys Australis  Miriam Morris / July 2006


„Wagner has the virtuoso instrumental lines under full control, and the quality of the sound from Prague's Arta label is top-notch.“

allmusic.com  James Manheim /  July 2006


„…the soloist - Petr Wagner –  is outstanding ...there is such a variety and pleasantness in melody  that it’s really very easy to enjoy.“   

Early Music Review   April 2006


„Dieses Repertoire meistert Petr Wagner mit souveräner Technik und Ausdrucks-breite: Virtuosität steht neben Kantabilität, die Herangehensweise ist immer klar und direkt, Spannungsbögen werden mit warmer Tongebung gestaltet. Er erschließt interessante und schöne Werke eines wenig bekannten Komponisten, der einer der bedeutendsten und innovativsten Komponisten seiner Zeit für Viola da Gamba war.“

TOCCATA - Alte Musik aktuell    Armin Schmid  /  No.23, 2006