Herman, Anders and Benjamin Koppel - three Danish composers, three generations (father, son and grandson) and three different kinds of contemporary wind quintet - from Herman’s delicate musical cubism through Anders’ more diverting style to Benjamin’s modern musical fusion af classical, jazz and salsa. All the styles appeal to the playful and experimental group Carion, who truly demonstrate their artistic scope on this debut album.
"... The three composers share the attributes of expert craftsmanship and an understanding of the capabilities of wind instruments, building on a tradition established by Carl Nielsen. The excellent Carion musicians characterise quirky episodes and find the perfect tempo for such pieces as the gentle waltz in the first movement of Herman’s Sonatine..."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - March/April 2014
"... Performances and sonics are outstanding, ..."
Mark Lehman - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
Repertoire **** Sound **** Interpretation ****
Diether Steppuhn - Ensemble magazine - October/November 2013