Who are we?

Carion Quintet

The prize-winning Danish ensemble has become one of the leading and sought after woodwind quintets in the world today. Carion has developed a truly unique style of performance by incorporating elements of drama, movement and choreography to emphasize the musical ideas. CARION makes visible the architecture of both classical and modern compositions through their engaged music-making. The ensemble achieves this by communicating with one another as well as with the audience. Sometimes a particular facial expression or gesture is all that is required in order to develop fascinating interactions that add to the enjoyment of both listening and “spectating”. CARION toys with this new-found freedom!

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

7.9.18 Coswig, Germany / Dreams of Freedom CD presentation
7.9.2018
8.9.18 Meßdorf, Germany
8.9.2018
9.9.18 Carion Nieder-Moos fix
9.9.2018

What we can do

Programs

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MEPHISTO!

Dance with the Devil!

The audience fainted at concerts of the „devil violinist“ Niccolò Paganini. Some even claim he has sold his soul to the devil to play masterly as he did. Virtuosity is also the characteristic feature of the woodwind quintet CARION: The perfect mastery of the instruments in connection with the sophisticated stage performance makes the musicians masters of their profession.

It’s the Mephistophelian seduction that runs like a red thread through this programme.

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DREAMS OF FREEDOM

The story of this album begins back in 2015 with a young Syrian musician playing in the streets of Istanbul just to scrape buy. Denied access to Europe, Moutaz Abass sat on a small stool and casually played Beethoven’s Ode to Joy without attracting much attention from the passers by – a tune we know too well and meaning of which we often forget. The irony of this was startling – a war refugee, abandoned to his own devices, stringing along a melody that symbolizes the humanitarian values we cherish so much – brotherhood, equality and acceptance of all.

 

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NORTHWIND

Inspired by Mozart and the Nature!

“What is this wonderful music? Can I come over and listen?”, said Carl Nielsen to his friend Christian Christiansen during a phone conversation back in 1921 when he heard members of the Copenhagen woodwind quintet rehearsing Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in the background. Inspired by Mozart’s composition he soon decided to write his own work for the five winds, his famous Quintet op. 43. CARION moves between these two poles: Nielsen’s Quintet in the first part of the programme and Mozart’s inspiring Serenade KV 375

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Watch and listen

Video

HINDEMITH - Kleine Kammermusik op. 24 No.2

NIELSEN - QUINTET OP. 43

LIGETI - SIX BAGATELLES

IBERT - TROIS PIECES BREVES, NO. 3

LISZT - GRANDES ETUDES DE PAGANINI, NO. 6

SchauSPIEL PRESENTATION

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our recordings

CD & DVD

MEPHISTO CD

Liszt, Grand études de Paganini, No. 6
Mozart – Serenade No. 12 in c – minor ” Nachtmusique” K 388
Shostakovich – Suite
Bartok – Romanian Dances
Liszt – Mephisto Waltz No. 1

NIELSEN’S FOOTSTEPS CD

Nielsen, Kvintet Op. 43
Senstius, Kvintet op. 16
Embourg, Quintetto op.74
Schultz, Une Amourette

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SchauSPIEL CD

Ligeti, Six Bagatelles
Beethoven, Quintet op. 103
Ibert, Trois pièces brèves
Rosetti, Quintetto
Carrapatoso, Cinco Elegias
Montague, Thule Ultima
Di Capua, O sole mio

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CARION PLAYS KOPPEL CD

Herman D. Koppel, Sonatine
Anders Koppel, Sonatine
Benjamin Koppel, Krazy Kat Music

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SchauSPIEL DVD

Ligeti, Six Bagatelles
Nielsen, Kvintet Op. 43
Ibert, trois pièces brèves
Di Capua, O sole mio
Schultz, Une Amourette

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