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Efland conducts Mozart

"Mozart´s music can have an erotic undertone, and this was certainly the case in the performance given by the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claus Efland. Efland is a native of Funen, Denmark, he studied in London and now performs internationally. How enjoyable this Mozart proved to be! Performed with ...

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Efland conducts Nielsen Symphony No 5

"Efland is simply a formidable conductor and interpreter of this music". (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com) "It helps to have a Danish conductor in charge - especially one a inspiring and comitted as Claus Efland. He knows every note of these symphonies and he knows exactly what he wahts from the music and the players". (Leicester ...

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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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Efland´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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  • 22-04-2020

    Efland conducts Mozart
    "Mozart´s music can have an erotic undertone, and this was certainly the case in the performance given by the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claus Efland. Efland is a native of Funen, Denmark, he studied in London and now performs internationally. How enjoyable this Mozart proved to be! Performed with ...

  • 19-08-2019

    Efland conducts Nielsen Symphony No 5
    "Efland is simply a formidable conductor and interpreter of this music". (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com) "It helps to have a Danish conductor in charge - especially one a inspiring and comitted as Claus Efland. He knows every note of these symphonies and he knows exactly what he wahts from the music and the players". (Leicester ...

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