Who are we?

Carion Wind Quintet

The prize-winning Danish-Latvian ensemble brings truly unique and innovative chamber music experience to audiences. CARION fascinates with it’s carefully choreographed and dramatized performances of classical and modern works, making music on stage visible, thus adding a new dimension to traditional concert events.

“No chairs. No music stands, nothing. The way Carion fill the stage with musical and emotional content is something remarkable”- Allgemeine Zeitung

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

9.2.19 Bensheim, Germany
9.2.2019
10.2.19 Buchholz, Germany
10.2.2019
11.2.19 Aalborg, Denmark
11.2.2019

What we can do

Programs

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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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B. IN MOTION!

Beethoven and Nielsen. What do they have in common? It is a well known fact that Nielsen drew inspiration for his quintet of 1922 from Mozart’s divine Sinfonia Concertante for winds. Beethoven on the other hand took example from Mozart’s Piano quintet in E-flat major for his op. 16 masterpiece. For the first time Beethoven’s joyous Quintet is liberated from the chairs, music stands and scores and takes a dramatic stage performance only equal to Carion’s acclaimed interpretation of Nielsen’s quintet.

 

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NIGHT AT THE THEATER

Enjoy the playful spirit of Carion at it’s best in this delightful one-hour program. All time favorites like Ligeti’s powerful Six Bagatelles are complimented with tuneful stage and film music by Shostakovich – Tahiti Trot, Romance from Gadly, Galop from Limpid Stream and of course the famous Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety orchestra. Stravinski’s playful Suite No. 2 will surprise you with theatrical stage interpretations and humor, but nothing will top the mephistophelian virtuosity of Liszt’s Grande Etude de Paganini arranged specially for Carion.

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Watch and listen

Video

HINDEMITH - KLEINE KAMMERMUSIK op. 24 No.2

NIELSEN - QUINTET OP. 43

SHOSTAKOVICH WALTZ NO. 2

IBERT - TROIS PIECES BREVES, NO. 3

LIGETI - SIX BAGATELLES

LISZT - GRANDES ETUDES DE PAGANINI, NO. 6

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our recordings

CD & DVD

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DREAMS OF FREEDOM CD

Hindemith, Mozart, Pärt, Stravinski, Zemlinski, Arian
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NORTHWIND CD

Vasks, Plakidis,
Zemzaris
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MEPHISTO CD

Liszt/Paganini, Mozart
Shostakovich, Bartok
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SchauSPIEL CD

Ligeti, Beethoven, Ibert, Rosetti, Carrapatoso, Montague, Di Capua

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NIELSEN’S FOOTSTEPS CD

Nielsen, Senstius,
Embourg, Schultz

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CARION PLAYS KOPPEL CD

Herman D. Koppel, Anders Koppel, Benjamin Koppel

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SchauSPIEL DVD

Ligeti, Nielsen,
Ibert, Di Capua

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press materials

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