Geneva Camerata/Greilsammer ***
Kings Place, 19th May 2016
When classically-trained musicians break the shackles of the printed score and enter the realms of world music and improvisation, the results don’t always convince. Blinded by freedom, they can freeze. The good news, then, is that in its Balkan-Baroque! programme, Geneva Camerata – inspired by clarinettist Gilad Harel – really found their groove in a variety of dances from the Balkan regions. From a Macedonian pustseno to a Turkish shepherd dance to roaring klezmer, it was exhilarating stuff. In their home Baroque repertoire though, it was all a little bit prim and proper.
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