Fredag den 31. maj 2013

Mythos bliver music chamber choice hos BBC Magazine

Accordeon-duoen Mythos’ CD-indspilning med musik af Stravinskij, Borodin, Tjajkovskij og Mussorgsky hædres med flere internationale topanmeldelser og er netop kåret til månedens cd i BBC Magazine i juni.

Det går godt for de herrer Bjarke Mogensen og Rasmus Schjærff Kjøller, tilsammen MYTHOS. Det er kun gået frem og opad, siden de i 2011 løb med sejren i DR P2 Kammermusikkonkurrence. 2. april i år udkom deres første CD, og den høster i disse dage stor international anerkendelse.

Således skriver BBC Radios anmelder Andrew McGregor:

“Petrushka – a new recording of it that had me TRANSFIXED when I heard it earlier this week.  Full of colour, dramatic incident and invention, not an orchestra in sight!”

“I think it’s thrilling the way everything is so cleverly voiced: changes of colour, the singing legato they produce with the brusquely percussive abilities of the instruments and above all the sheer musicality and persuasive ingenuity of the performance.  I’d buy this for the sheer joy of hearing Petrushka realized like this, but you also get another threegreat Russians re-imagined!.....Brilliant work from the MYTHOS duo!”

Og fra Graham Rickson fra The Art Desk lyder de istemmende:

"A few seconds’ exposure to Mythos’s version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka will have most listeners grinning from ear to ear. The rhythmic punch, supernatural coordination and dynamic control on display are startling enough, but it’s the rasping, transfiguring effect of the bayan sound that’s key. This score sounds as if it could have been written for these players; both orchestral versions sound pale in comparism. Stravinsky’s cleverly filched folk and popular tunes have never sounded so authentic; it’s as if you’re witnessing the action whilst knocking back vodka in a seedy bar. The composer would have loved it."

"This is a magical, life- enhancing disc"

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CD’en er indspillet på Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatoirum og produceret af Marc Casanovas, tidligere tonemesterstuderende og nu underviser på DKDM.

Følg MYTHOS på deres hjemmeside www.mythosduo.com