Edgy Vienna ensemble lands DG deal

Silvia Careddu, ousted last year as principal flute by the Vienna Philharmonic, is at the heart of a chamber ensemble that could give the big Vienna beasts a hard time in the new reality. They have just landed a DG deal.

The Alban Berg Ensemble Wien is made up of the Hugo Wolf Quartet (violinists Sebastian Gürtler and Régis Bringolf, violist Subin Lee and cellist Florian Berner), Ariane Haering (piano), Silvia Careddu (flute) and Alexander Neubauer (clarinet).

 

 

 

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  • She is an incredible player. I was at her last concert with the VPO under Haitink in Lucerne, which was also his last one ever. Her contract had already expired but she accepted to stay with the orchestra to perform with the greatest conductor of his time.

  • I was stunned at how good the Mahler 10 sounds. It’s a terrific arrangement, but they are all superb players.

  • I applaud Silvia Careddu’s efforts, and the efforts of the new Alban Berg Ensemble Wien.
    Best of luck to the Ensemble, and may they thrive in the Brave New World of music.
    And I hope they keep their “edge”!

  • Wow. Sounds like a group with terrific potential, like the “Ensemble Wien/Berlin” that had a core of players with added guests now and then and did interesting projects sometimes (e.g. Debussy’s “Chansons de Bilitis” with Catherine Deneuve as speaker).

    I look forward to seeing what they do, and hearing it of course.

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