Been home two days now, but the two days on Fejø last week still resonate: Gorgeous collection of moments. And a tour de force of musicianship. Check it out yourself.
The program does not do full justice to the workload of the musicians. “Musik af: Ravel, Purcell …” actually covered an electrifying performance of Ravel’s duo for violin and cello by the two gifted musicians, Carl-Oscar Østerlind and Christian Ellegard. On top of that came improvised performances at the ‘Mill’ and the ‘Warehouse’ – including touching renderings plus improvisations over ‘The Parting Glass’ and the Carl Nielsen song ‘Tit er jeg glad’ (og vil dog gerne græde). And I have the feeling things were just getting started when I left.
The interspersed “digtoplæsninger” covered a reading by Pablo Llambias of love poems by one of our 19th-century poets (Emil Aarestrup). Mostly for Danes I guess, but nice none the less.
Quite a gathering. And that list is not even complete – Nikolaj Hess is missing. Which is certainly not fair. Not after this. DSCH 4ever! All in all, a healthy mixture of improvisation and chamber music repertoire – delivered with passion and charm.