Press reviews

CD-Besprechung „Les Barbares Galantes“

music web 03/2021

„[…] All the pieces on this disc are quite interesting and musically captivating, and would well deserve to become available to chamber music ensembles. There qualities come perfectly off here. This seems to be the first disc of a new ensemble, which consists of experienced performers. Polina Gorshkova and Dorothee Kunst (flute), Martyna and Adam Pastuszka (violin) as well as Pavel Serbin and David Melkonyan (cello) are playing on a regular basis in the main early music orchestras of the world. They are virtuosos in their own right, but here they bring in their individual qualities to create a perfect ensemble. How nice that they are willing to explore unknown territory and bring treasures to light as those presented here. Let’s hope more music hidden in Russian archives and libraries will be performed and recorded in the same engaging manner.“

Johan van Veen

CD-Besprechung „Les Barbares Galantes“

De Standard 01/2021

„ […] Het drietal had zich geen betere ambassadeur kunnen wensen dan het Ensemble Altera Pars: de briljante speelstijl, scherpe interactie en historische instrumenten van de zes uitvoerders zitten de fijnbesnaarde muziek als gegoten. Knisperend fris, zalig zilt, lekker decadent: een pot beloegakaviaar die je tot op de bodem uitlepelen wilt.“ (sta)

CD der Woche „Les Barbares Galantes“

hr2 kultur 01/2021
Podcast von Susanne Pütz

Concert review

NWZ online 12/2018
von Christoph keller


NWZ 11/2018
von Horst Hollmann