Garden Party

Character pieces by: Grieg, Nielsen, Lalo, Hannibal, Ancient Chinese, Lund Christiansen

From their first concert in the Monastery La Cartuja de la Sierra in Andalusia, Spain in the summer 1992, they have toured throughout Europe, North and Central America and Asia, giving more than 1.500 concerts from a repertoire spanning from the late renaissance and early baroque, the classical and romantic periods, to contemporary music written especially for them.

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Michala and Hannibal have selected a very special program of some of the pieces they have have played live so many times – to share that intimate “fleeting moment” they have perfected in the live performances. Featuring musical sketches and character pieces by Carl Nielsen, Edvard Grieg, Edouard Lalo, Asger Lund-Christiansen, Lars Hannibal and a new arrangement of an ancient Chinese melody, “Garden Party” perfectly captures the spirit of “Conversation, Companionship and Communication” that has defined their quarter-century long musical partnership.

You are hereby invited to “Join The Party”!

  • Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the worlds leading festivals and Concert Halls,and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder.. Since youth she has followed her wish for musical expansion in various ways, through commissioning more than 150 new works, - including more than 30 recorder concertos, through dialogue with other musical cultures and through developing new playing techniques.

    Recorder

    Michala Petri

  • Lars Hannibal began playing the guitar at the age of 15 as many others of his generation. Some years later, a recording by Andrès Segovia, playing the Gavotte from Bach`s E-Major Partita, impressed him so much, that he decided to start playing the Classical guitar.

    Guitar

    Lars Hannibal

  • (1927–1998) was a Danish cellist and composer.

    Composer

    Asger Lund Christiansen

Reviews

Garden Party

TheArtsDesk (UK) - "Irresistible stuff, and warmly recorded"

Graham Rickson

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Klassik Heute, Germany - 10/10/10 - "Ohne Zweifel ein wahrhaft würdiges Fest zum 25-jährigen bestehen dieses außergewöhnlichen Künstler-Duos"

Markus Zahnhausen

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Gramophone (UK) ".. it´s beautifully played".

Charlotte Gardner

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Kristeligt Dagblad (DK) 5 stars - Et musikalsk sølvbryllup

Peter Dürrfeld

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All Music (USA) "The OUR Recordings engineering team achieves impressive results with the tricky recorder-and-guitar duos. Recommended".

James Manheim

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BBC Music Magazine (4 stars out of 5)

BBC Music Magazine

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AllMusic (US) 4½ Stars out of 5 - "Highly recommended".

James Mannheim

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Pizzicato (LU)- 5 stars- "The relaxed beauty of the performances allows the listener to drift off in the dreamlike realm of peace and pleasure".

Remy Franck

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UK Newspaper Daily Mail - 5 Stars (Maximum) - . It’s the sort of music you want to listen to over and over again. And I did.

David Mellor

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FANFARE (US) 3 - " This is not a recital that needs to be analyzed. It was meant to be enjoyed, and there's nothing about the music or the performances that would get in the way of that. If you're looking for something that's relaxing but not soporific, and music that won't make you feel talked down to, Garden Party is heartily recommended".

Raymond Tuttle

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FANFARE 2 - "You have been invited to share in a special celebration of a duo of uncommon brilliance and heart, and your attendance is eagerly encouraged".

Ronald E. Grames

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FANFARE 1 - "Here’s wishing them another twenty-five years of eloquent music making together. Highly recommended".

Dave Saemann

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