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Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5

"Efland held the overall structure of the piece together with a remarkable sureness of touch. For me, his phrasing and choice of tempi were spot on". (Neil Crutchley, Leicester Mercury) Claus Efland conducting the Bardi Symphony Orchestra at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester on the 8th of October 2017.

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Walton Symphony no 1

"...the layers of orchestral sound blending well, with the players responsive to the drive of Efland´s direction; the ensemble sounding rich and well balanced and the solo parts well performed and meaningful in their own right". (Leicester Mercury) Claus Efland conducting the Bardi Symphony Orchestra at the DeMontfort Hall in Leicester ...

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Concertante CD: Latest Review

Seit dem Spätbarock machten ausgefallene instrumentale Klangkombinationen einen besonderen Reiz konzertanter Musik aus; vornehmlich gefiel sich dann die Frühklassik darin, Instrumente mit starker klanglicher Eigenart zu farbenreichen Sologruppen zusammenzustellen. Die Werke dieser CD kombinieren mit Horn, Klarinette und Fagott drei Blasinstrumente als Solisten, deren Timbres höchst individuell sind, so dass ...

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Concertante CD: Claus Efland conducts pieces by Belloli, Danzi, Lachner and Jadin

Bis auf das Doppelkonzert von Franz Danzi handelt es sich bei diesen konzertanten Werken für Bläser und Orchester um Rarissima. Die drei Solisten, sämtlich Mitglieder des Bläserquintetts Carion, lassen keine Wünsche offen. Es ist vollkommen unverständlich, dass diese musikalisch äußerst unterhaltsame und in Bezug auf das gebotene Repertoire abwechslungsreiche Aufnahme mit ...

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Efland conducts Elgar 2nd Symphony

„I have heard many live performances over the last forty years, conducted by Barbirolli, Boult, Solti, Barenboim, Svetlanov and many others, and I have to say that this performance ranked with the best of them. Conductor Claus Efland found the right tempi for all the movements, and had the measure ...

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Efland on the rostrum

„Efland must have an uncanny knack of spotting the awkward passages in any work and pinpointing them well in advance and working on them until everyone feels confident. Then he can “play” the orchestra as a soloist plays his instrument. Again, this only works if the conductor has mastered the ...

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EflandĀ“s performance of Nielsen 2nd Symphony

“Efland inspired his players and produced an interpretation of immense stature that held the attention from first bar to last. His own confidence transmitted itself to orchestra and audience alike”. (Leicester Mercury)  

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Potsdamer Winteroper: Rossini 'La Cenerentola'

„Claus Efland bringt alle Lebensfreude und Komik von Rossinis Musik mit der Kammerakademie Potsdam zum Glänzen“. (Die Mark Online)

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'Don Pasquale' in Denmark

„Claus Efland leitet das ganze Ensemble, bestehend aus den Solisten, dem kleinen Chor, und dem wohlklingenden Orchester mit hervorragendem Überblick und dirigiert mit Dynamik und sehr klugen Tempi“. (Fyens Stiftstidende about Donizetti „Don Pasquale“, Fynske Opera)

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Shostakovich 5th Symphony

„Claus Efland is amongst that distinguished company of conductors who is incapable of giving a dull or routine performance“. (Leicester Mercury)  

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Efland conducts Britten War Requiem

Efland conducts Britten War Requiem

„Both choirs and orchestras maintained a tension and accuracy that showed Claus Efland´s admirable technical control, confidence and intimate knowledge of the score. Efland´s interpretation had an emotional power that went beyond the surface of the piece and at times had a searing intensity that took the breath away“. (Leicester Mercury)

„Efland had a clear vision with everything at his fingertips, which obviously gave to all the security needed to ascend this Everst of music“.  (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com).

 

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  • 19-12-2018

    Efland conducts Britten War Requiem
    „Both choirs and orchestras maintained a tension and accuracy that showed Claus Efland´s admirable technical control, confidence and intimate knowledge of the score. Efland´s interpretation had an emotional power that went beyond the surface of the piece and at times had a searing intensity that took the breath away“. (Leicester ...

  • 01-11-2018

    Efland conducts Brahms Symphony No 1
    "Efland has the relatively rare ability to transmit his feeling for the architecture of the piece from the opening bars through to the last with a sense of purpose and direction that is truly satisfying. Another is his skillful use of subtle rubato which adds countless felicitations to his interpretations ...

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