CSQ, Michala Petri, Kjell-Åke Andersson, Viggo Mangor
1-4 Sonata K 90 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.
"... 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.
“…the tonal impression is astonishingly beautiful. Radiantly, softly and seductively, Scarlatti’s old piano sonata’s dances it’s way towards the listener.
"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."