Interest in Spohr is on the rise –a fact demonstrated not only by our new recording of his complete symphonic oeuvre but also by the outstanding reputation rightly earned by our edition of his complete violin concertos. Spohr’s striking originality as a composer and violinist are reflected in these works from the middle and late periods of his life, presented here as world première recordings.
The title Grand Duo concertant was given by Spohr to place equal virtuosic demands on both Violin and Piano, neither instrument has a subordinate role.
"... highly enjoyable performances ... Recommended to Spohr fanciers and violin mavens."
Richard A Kaplan - Fanfare - July/August 2013
"...the performers are ideal and very well suited to this music. Good sound."
Joseph Magil - American Record Guide - May/April 2013
"Ingolf Turban and Kolja Lessing are worthy advocates for the blend of virtuosity, emotional unpredicability and lyrical charm that comprises Sphor’s Grand duo concertante op. 112..."
Robin Stowell -The Strad - May 2013
Music *** (Good) Sound ***½ (Good/Very Good)
Christoph Vratz - Fono Forum magazine - May 2013
Repertoire *** Sound ***** Interpretation *****
Ernst Hoffmann - Ensemble magazine - April/May 2013