Classical Source

Sun 8 May 2016

Claus Peter Flor and the London Symphony Orchestra

The misterioso opening of the Bruckner, with its magical trumpet call, had all the atmosphere one could wish for, but it was with the entry of the second theme – Gesangsperiode – that Claus Peter Flor’s skill and the London Symphony Orchestra’s responsiveness were revealed in all their glory; he was able to indulge the most affecting rubato. And throughout the first movement he responded to the music with variations in the tempo in a way that is rare.

Classics Today

Sat 15 Dec 2012

A New, “New World” from Flor and Malaysia

Artistic Quality: 10 / Sound Quality: 9
So this is the 37 billionth recording of the “New World” Symphony, but excellence is its own justification, and  this recording is excellent. Claus Peter Flor attacks with music with passion and spontaneity. He eases into the first movement’s second subject with a flexibility of pulse that captures the change of mood perfectly without bringing the music to a standstill. It has seldom been better done. The celebrated Largo is beautifully songful, with a fine English horn soloist; the scherzo is peppy and exciting, while the finale is positively scorching in its urgency and passion. The big climax before the coda is surely one of the best on disc....
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Classics Today

Mon 24 Sep 2012

Dark, Intense Dvorák from Flor

“… both Othello and The Wood Dove are stunning. Indeed, this is hands down the most exciting performance of the former yet committed to disc, bar none. Hearing this performance, you will be stunned that this thrilling, dramatic work remains one of the most neglected of all Dvorák’s late masterpieces. The Wood Dove is every bit as brilliant: gaunt and grim in the funeral march that brackets the lilting wedding scene, and crushing in the subsequent suicide music.”

Forum Opera

Tue 17 Apr 2012

Restored to sophistication, the orchestration takes, through the impulses and the choice of Claus Peter Flor, a life and a fullness in which the action and drama in every moment receives its just emphasis, without sentimentality or pathos, with the result that, by the end of the tragedy, we find ourselves, despite the misfortune of heroin, filled with happiness and gratitude.

Forum Opera

Tue 17 Apr 2012

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly / Théatre du Capitole de Toulouse

Restored to sophistication, the orchestration takes, through the impulses and the choice of [Claus Peter Flor], a life and a fullness in which the action and drama in every moment receives its just emphasis, without sentimentality or pathos, with the result that, by the end of the tragedy, we find ourselves, despite the misfortune of heroin, filled with happiness and gratitude.

Badische Zeitung

Wed 15 Feb 2012

Wagner’s Sigfried / Opéra National du Rhein / Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

But it must be said that Flor is the backbone of the evening, he led the Strasbourg Philharmonic to a number of high points. The entire second act and large parts of the third are of excellent quality, marked by interventions of instrumental soloists (horn, winds), but also by the very homogeneous desks of the strings.

Le Quotidien du Medecin

Thu 12 Feb 2009

Wagner’s Sigfried / Opéra National du Rhein / Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

A miraculous collaboration.  The other contribution to the success, the German conductor Claus Peter Flor who shone a virtue that is lost in lyrical theatre:  Do not cover the singers and let them become inaudible especially in a piece of work that the text dominates.  The collaboration of orchestral textures he has woven throughout this moment in time, with all the miraculous flow of phrasing are moments of pure theatrical grace.

Io Donna

Sat 19 Jul 2008

CARL MARIA VON WEBER - Sinfonie e Konzertstűck

Wiener Concert- Verein.
Dir. Claus Peter Flor;
pianista Florian Krumpöck;
1 cd Panclassics....
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La Nuova Sardegna

Mon 19 Feb 2007

Lirico, Claus Peter Flor tra gioia e melanconia

Flor fa cantare ogni altro strumento, con sottolineature di fraseggio ora più delicate ora più incisive, che rendono il tutto di una notevole ricchezza timbrica....
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The Dallas Morning News

Fri 8 Sep 2006

Flor worked his magic right from the start. Who knew that muted horns could play so softly as in the opening of Dvorák’s rarely performed tone poem The Wild Dove? (No one gets more nuances of supercharged pianissimos than Flor.)

La Repubblica

Sat 13 May 2006

Lieve e spiritoso

ha cavato dalla tinta salottiera come dalle semplici onomatopee e dalle allegre trovate strumentali un tono musicale ideale: nobile e garrulo, arguto ma solido...
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La Repubblica

Tue 7 Jun 2005

ha operato con calibrato slancio fidando nelle qualità evocative della musica, cui ha regalato una tensione narrativa che ha sedotto al primo ascolto...
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