CD Reviews 2014/15 – "Inspired by Song"
with Dorothee Mields & The Gentleman's Band
"Full-toned virtuosity“ GRAMOPHONE
"Brilliant, spontaneous, playful“
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
"What an outstanding album!“
***** Star of the Month, FONO FORUM
"J.S. Bach - French & English Suites"
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"An unheard lyricism, emotionality and tenderness (...)“
CD of the week, BAVARIAN RADIO, Munich
"Stefan Temmingh belongs to those extraordinary recorder players who (...) reveal the exciting aspects of the recorder.“
SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, Munich
"First-rate musicianship throughout.“
***** Editor's Choice, EARLY MUSIC TODAY, UK
Review Trio concert, Bachfest Leipzig
"Tender and colourful"
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"Breathtaking recorder debut in Nikolai Hall"
"True musicianship, finest art of phrasing and ornaments light as feathers."
Review Bach-Trio, Wuerzburg
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"My music has to be tasty."
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"The recorder is everything to me."
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Review Mosel Music Festival
"Exaltation at its climax and deepest emotionality, combined with an overwhelming delight in the universal theatre called life."
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Review Vivaldi concertos, Liebenberg
"What a captivating sound"
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All reviews (pdf 6 MB)
"Temmingh presents the arias with a wonderful expressiveness (...) Enchanting!“
* * * * * FONO FORUM Star of the Month
"One can only marvel at the divine wind that Stefan Temmingh chases through the recorder. A fascinating programme!“ ♪♪♪♪♪ PIZZICATO
"(...) Temmingh uses a sure sense of line, judicious ornamentation and joyfully muscular and woody tone to ensure that every aria has character and inner life.“
"Before I needed a lot of time to practice. Now I need more time to reflect."
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"I immediately come into contact with the recorder."
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Video interview "The Interrogation "
Recorder player Stefan Temmingh and moderator Jan Holthaus meet in the Munich Residence Gardens for some serious questionning.
Video (mp4 28 MB)
"Great solo in the classroom"
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"Live in the class room: Recorder virtuoso Stefan Temmingh in Munich"
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All reviews (pdf 5.8 MB)
"His lively playing delights with its tremendous agility, and a clarity of articulation which would do honour to every violinist.“ * * * * FONO FORUM
"Temmingh plays the recorder with the liberty and spontaneity of a jazz musician on a saxophone.“ KLASSIKINFO.DE
"Temmingh shows a control of his instrument and a feeling for the (..) music which will (..) soon carry him to the forefront in his field.“ * * * * KLASSIK.COM
Interview: The Music Scene in South Africa
"In South Africa there is always a special kind of energy in the streets (..) – which can be incredibly inspiring."
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Passauer Neue Presse, 6.7.2010
"Stefan Temmingh goes beyond all limits."
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"Cheering applause for world class ."
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 23.12.09
"The fast movements were vibrating with vitality, the slow ones were radiating a wonderfully floating calmness."
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Rheinische Post, 21.12.09
"South-Africa-born Stefan Temmingh is a star in his field, who (..) made the concert a jaunty sleigh ride from baroque to the present in a sold-out hall."
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"An ace on his instrument."
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Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 9 April 2009
"A gripping event: Stefan Temmingh's art of recorder playing – This musician really has something to say."
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"The sound of a recorder should be masculine."
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"What is even more inspiring than his impeccable technique is the highly intelligent phrasing, the vividiness and a feeling for the soul of the music which is rarely found with a recorder player."
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"(..) with his recorder he creates absolutely convincing, striking interpretations."
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Portrait - Abendzeitung, 17 Oct 2008
"There is only one person in Munich to show us how to play recorder and this is Stefan Temmingh."
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Portrait - Abendzeitung, 13 Sept 07
"The master of recorders - Stefan Temmingh between baroque and contemporary music "
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Concert review - neue musikzeitung, Nov 07
"... Stefan Temmingh possessed the required wit and the necessary virtuosity to put on stage Pogatschar's bizarre miniature consisting of text, playback and live music. Inspired applause."
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"The world premiere of "Stainless Safari" (...) A humourous, charming piece of music where virtuoso Stefan Temmingh communicates with noises of wild animals on several recorders of which two are played simultaneously."
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