Racconti - Duo Sparf/Härenstam
Classical music by N. Paganini, L. van Beethoven, A. Piazzolla and J. H. Roman. Also including a world premiere written by Eberhart Eyser with guest Bengt Forsberg.
Two eminent Swedish musicians working togheter... Having heard him on many occasions in a wide range of music, I knew his capacity but rarely have I heard him play with such glow…The rapport between Sparf and Härenstam is also that of two twin-souls’. This is now my preferred version of Histoire du Tango...For the sonata Sparf, who is the leader of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, changes to baroque violin. This is an instrument he handles to perfection. He has a fuller, rounder tone than many period instrument players …full-blooded performance, characterised by speedy fast movements and tasteful embellishments... Sparf combines the fiery temperament of an Italian with his own Nordic coolness – an ideal partnership. Technically he is up to all the requirements with excellent double stops and creamy tone... The disc goes a long way to prove that really good musicians are not hampered by boundaries between, tonal and atonal, new and old, high and low. The only boundaries are between good and bad. This disc is good. It will have a honoured place in my collection.
Classical Cd Musicalweb International Göran Forsling