CSQ, Michala Petri, Kjell-Åke Andersson, Viggo Mangor

1-4 Sonata K 90 in D minor, MP, VM, CSQ
5 Sonata K 87 in A minor, CSQ
6 Sonata K 9 in D minor, CSQ
7 Sonata K 30 in F minor, CSQ
8 Sonata K 159 in C major, CSQ
9 Sonata K 8 in G minor, K-ÅA, CSQ
10 Sonata K 513 in B flat major, CSQ
11 Sonata K 208 in F sharp, VM, CSQ
12 Sonata K 58 in C minor, CSQ
13 Sonata K 96 in C major, CSQ
14 Sonata K 200 in A flat major, CSQ
15-17 Sonata K 89 in D minor, MP, VM, CSQ


The P2 Award 2003

On 23 November 2003, CSQ received the award, "P2-Prisen", an award given every year by the Danish National Radio to qualified musicians. It was awarded for the first time at a concert with the Radio Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer.  
CSQ was nominated in the category Best Danish chamber music recording of the year.



"... an exceptionally enlightened treat in the manners of baroque interpretation. For, far from guiding me down a heretic's path in the vagaries of ancient music, this one proved, if not definitively then at least convincingly, that the essence of any music, regardless of period, lies in the communicative ability of the performers at hand, not in the "authenticity" of presentation.
If I could play this for any of our readers--without telling them that there are saxophones involved--a large percentage would be too caught up in the stylish, excellent manner of presentation before they realized that Scarlatti's essence had been penetrated by modern metal behemoths.
.... Copenhagen Quartet executes its part with dressed-up baroque sensibilities and an unerring feel for the music. The sound is smooth and soft. If you love Scarlatti, don't hesitate."

(American Record Guide)


“…the tonal impression is astonishingly beautiful. Radiantly, softly and seductively, Scarlatti’s old piano sonata’s dances it’s way towards the listener.
If you think you can imagine the tone of a well-played saxophone without having heard this recording, you should think again!”
( Politiken )


"What this recital does bring home is the sheer wonder of the music; its lively wit, its unpredictability within quite strict stylistic limits, and above all its amazing harmonic resourcefulness - all of these make an enhanced impact when scored out in this way. Naturally, one loses something when they are moved from their natural métier, but there are enormous gains, especially when they are performed as well as this."
An unusual but extremely rewarding musical experience.

(musicweb.net about "Scarlatti)