Reviews

The cheeky Dutch orchestra LUDWIG

June 7, 2019, Ojai Music Festival, Libbey Bowl
LA Times - Mark Swed
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Let’s all foxtrot to keep brain and body fit

November 1, 2019, Amsterdam Zuiderkerk - The Dancing Brain
Mischa Spel – NRC Handelsblad
In ‘the Dancing Brain’, brain professor Erik Scherder explains how the grey matter works. After this everone benificially walzes and rumbas for one hour to live music played by LUDWIG’s Ballroom Band. Result: the most bizarre andamusing show in years. Ballroom ...

Barbara Hannigan’s interpretation had the assurance of a seasoned expert and the LUDWIG orchestra responded in kind.

September 2019 – Barbara Hannigan and LUDWIG in The Rake’s Progress
Opera Magazine
Their string tuttis had a punchy energy that surged through the auditorium: the passacaglia-like string quartet before the graveyard scene has rarely sounded more disturbing; the principal trumpet’s mariachi blare between the scenes of Act 2 felt amost submersive. ...

And again Hannigan and LUDWIG are magnificent – The most beautiful and moving Rake’s Progress I ever heard

May 23, 2019, Amsterdam Concertgebouw – Barbara Hannigan and LUDWIG in The Rake’s Progress
Het Parool - Erik Voermans
Undiminished the inspiring succes story of LUDWIG and Barbara Hannigan continues. It even gained pace and impact. Firstly there was the sensational debut in 2014 at the Concertgebouw, with works by Nono, Haydn, Stravinsky and Mozart, in which Hannigan both sang andcondu ...

Magical nocturnal music with ensemble LUDWIG

January 11, 2019, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht – Face of the moon
NRC Handelsblad – Joep Christenhusz
For its new production ‘Face of the moon’ music collective LUDWIG programmed a concert consisting of pure night music. “An ‘address book’ orchestra”, music collective LUDWIG was called mockingly at their foundation in 2011. Some 8 years, several jubilant ...

The best of musical year 2017

December 4, 2017, Amsterdam Concertgebouw - Barbara Hannigan conducts Ludwig
Volkskrant - Robert van Gijssel
“Beware, Merlijn,“ music critic Merlijn Kerkhof reminds himself upon entering the concert hall, “the collective admiration for Barbara Hannigan is showing traits of a hype.” He is on guard and ready for some critical notes. But then he falls for Barbara Hannigan ...

The besotted audience knows: we will still be talking about this concert after fifty years

December 4, 2017, Concertgebouw Amsterdam – Barbara Hannigan conducts Ludwig
Volkskrant – Merlijn Kerkhof
This is the third time a review appears in the Volkskrant about the collaboration of Barbara Hannigan and the Ludwig orchestra. And it is also the third time that over this review 5 stars appear. Who hoped to for once find a nice critical note about phenomenon Hannigan ...

Partying with Ludwig

October 4, 2013, Vredenburg Utrecht - Fridays at Vredenburg
Telegraaf (one of the 4 leading Dutch newspapers) – Thiemo Wind
The Metropole Orchestra continuing independently, the Radio Chamber Philharmonie dissolved - yes the subvention cuts truly did damage with the radio orchestras in Hilversum. But musicians didn’t accept defeat and created their own ensemble: LUDWIG. The group presented ...