Videos, Press and Downloads

A Small Collection of Smith’s Concerts

 

press

«Smith makes the music breath…Refreshing!
This is a disc worth seeking out. Warmly recommended.»
Fanfare Magazine

«The brilliance of Smith’s interpretation was its dramatic vitality…enhanced by singing and playing of the highest level.»
Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia

“Under the baton of Stephen Smith, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra presents itself as a perfectly balanced ensemble,
which also makes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach transparent on modern instruments through clear phrasing and non-vibrato playing, as in the Adagio.”
Badische Zeitung

“Stephen Smith takes word and affect very decisively as the starting point of an interpretation,
sharpening the contours and, for instance, in the rapid
‘In Gloria’ fuga … unfolds a ravishing impetus.”
Neue Luzerner Zeitung

“Once again, the Ensemble Corund showed romantic
A-cappella chants his extraordinary qualities: beguilingly sensual
in the ups and downs of MacFarren’s ‘Orpheus’ setting or pointedly
in the more brittle Marian chants of Johannes Brahms.”
Neue Luzerner Zeitung

“In ‘The Vocal Works’ we experience a wide awake, clear and
compactly acting choir, which clearly
articulated and carefully phrased.
Particularly in the lively and dramatic passages he is able to
to have the greatest effect.”
Schweizer Musikzeitung

“The Lucerne Vocal Ensemble Corund … is of impressive
Quality. Beautifully refined, with colours that are precisely elucidated,
“his sound was well-groomed…”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Joyful mood… stormy virtuosity… alert agility…
An admirable par force performance.”
Neue Luzerner Zeitung

“Two hours of listening pleasure.
always precisely dosed.”
Basellandschaftliche Zeitung

«… une interprétation très esthétique, mais toute d’équilibre, de
beauté vocale et d’élégance dans les phrases, d’où se
dégage une bienfaisante harmonie.»

“… a very aesthetic interpretation, but all of balance, of
vocal beauty and elegance in the sentences, hence the
gives off a beneficial harmony.”
La Liberté, Fribourg