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Broadcast

  • dogma's second album DO.GMA#2 received great radio tracking feedback in the USA: media tracking list of all radio airplays or further information at Crossover Media.
  • dogma on Bayern 4 Klassik: Bavarian Radio broadcasts dogma's concert in 2009.
  • dogma on BBC: On March 9, 2007, the BBC broadcasted a live performance featuring the dogma chamber orchestra at the Opening Concert of the Vendsyssel Festival (Denmark).
  • dogma again on National Public Radio: A second dogma broadcast took place on the 1st of March in 2007. American Public Media's "Performance Today" on National Public Radio broadcast dogma's performance of Benjamin Brittens Simple Symphony.
  • On January 22nd 2007, the National Public Radio (USA) featured the dogma chamber orchestra in American Public Media's nation-wide program "Performance Today". NPR broadcast a portion of the dogma concert to over one million listeners.

Press reviews:

Sebastian Scotney, London JazzNews, 8th of February 2017
ROUND-UP: WDR3 JazzFest in Gütersloh (Germany)
- Lively polyrhythms, interesting compositional and narrative twists, and a performance which had been thoroughly prepared but seemed very fresh." (Read review online...)

Hans-Juergen Schaal, FIDELITY HiFi & Music, No.23, 8th of February 2016
The version for string orchestra that leaves Grigory Korchmar (1990), this music sound even more by Shostakovich, but also creates many new satirical references to clichés in orchestral and violinistic area. [...] The string orchestra version emphasizes the abyss, the outbreaks, the extremes of this extraordinary music. This makes the dogma chamber orchestra, founded in 2004 by Mikhail Gurevich, its name. Finally, the filmmaker was after "Dogma 95" named by Lars von Trier: It's a matter of unvarnished, direct, truthful - against commercialism and mere effect. (Read review online...)

Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine/ArkivMusic
It’s rare enough to hear Shostakovich’s Twenty-Four Preludes Op. 34 on disc (much less in recital). Much rarer still, but no less interesting, is it to hear the work – not to be mistaken for the increasingly popular 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – set for string orchestra. The Dogma Chamber Orchestra took on the task and recorded Grigory Kochmar’s arrangement to marvelous, delightfully unsettling effect: a new angle on an unfamiliar work gives us what amonuts to brand-new Shostakovich. (Read this review online...)

Guy Engels, pizzicato, 16th of Feburary, 2015
"Gripping performances mirroring Shostakovich’s inner turmoil, his grief and his sarcastic passion."

Jean-Jacques Millo, opus (France)
, August/2014
"Here is an SACD devoted to the Russian composer Dimitri Chostakovitch which, because the interpretation and instrumental brio are exemplary, will not leave one indifferent. [...] Directed by its first violin, Mikhail Gurewitsch, the Dogma chamber ensemble offers new depth to the scores played, where the delicacy of the playing often clothes itself in inexpressible grace." (Read this review online...)

Guy Wagner, pizzicato, 23rd of April 2014
[...] "The Chamber orchestra version of the 24 Piano Preludes are definitely a hit, brilliantly played by these extremely virtuoso musicians." [...] (Read this review online...)

Jean-Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel, April 2014
[...] "The extra weight, layers and dimension with which a string orchestra augments a string quartet are invaluable, especially when they enhance a masterpiece of this magnitude. The 16 members of the Dogma Chamber Orchestra bring a wealth of expressive insights to this painfully evocative musical narrative." [...] (Read this review online...)

WDR3, Ulrike Gruener,
16th of January 2014
[...] "the duplication of the instrumental voices in this dogma chamber orchestra interpretation gives the work more mellowness and sensuous beauty."

SWR2, Konrad Beikircher, 16th of November 2013
[...] "I can only congratulate the ensemble; it plays so delicately and masterfully" [...]

Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung, Ralf Doering, 9th of December, 2013
[...] "the energy of the linear tones - where most play with muscle, here is heart and mind – excellent."

crescendo, Anna Novák, 26th of November 2013
"A real journey of discovery, thrilling from the first to last note!"

CLASS:aktuell, Otto Heinrich, vol. 2013/04
"The ECHO award winning dogma chamber orchestra underlines with this recording, once more, its top position."

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Klaus Mohr, 8th of May 2012
Delicate Elegance:
"Their interpretation in the outer movements recalls the young Mozart [Symphony F major K.138] in its freshness and vitality, whilst the motifs are vividly contrasted between the different instrumental groups. The middle movement, in which vibrato is selectively used, is soaring and ethereal. Peter Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C-Major op. 48 takes its romantic spirit, after all, from the tradition of classical clarity."

International Record Review, December 2010

[...] "His performance is clean, rhythmical, faithful to the score and very well disciplined. It's exciting in the last movement and charming, without ever being arch, in the 'Waltz'. The players are a responsive group and produce a convincing and sensitively shaped account of the 'Elegy'. In short, this is very fine, with fresh, spirited playing that is likely to provide plenty of enjoyment." [...]

Classic FM Magazine
[...] "Technically and musically, the playing of this young German-based ensemble is exceptional, bringing soulful loveliness to one beautiful phrase after another in a way that, while searching deep into the music, always sounds fresh and spontaneous."

Class Actuell, vol. 3/2010
[...] "These finely controlled multi-channel recordings have markedly different instrumental line-ups: Souvenir is produced in the usual sextet formation. The whole stage is set into motion by motifs composed to move through the particular instrumental positioning. The musicians play the Serenade with the 1st and 2nd violins placed opposite each other This allows significantly greater lucidity, but also has an astonishingly taut symphonic impact. The result: with do.gma#1 the young chamber orchestra achieve a successful debut, surprising us with its sprit, a fascinating freshness and an undogmatic lightness. Keep up the good work!"   

SWR2, New from the classical music market.
[...] "played with youthful verve, but also a differentiated, sumptuous sound, and with well-balanced refinement. Good string quartets spring up like mushrooms, but chamber orchestras of such quality are rare."

HR2-Kultur
[...] "really surprises with a superlative lightness of touch, a fresh Tschaikowsky" [...]

Deutschlandradio-Kultur
"to declutter music such as the String Serenade that is often played, almost too often played; to chip away the sugar icing that blanketed it for decades - that's the purpose of this chamber orchestra. And it has been successful."

WDR 3
[...] "(The musicians) approach both pieces with tremendous enthusiasm, and with a lightness of touch, which greatly benefits Tschaikowsky’s music: they adorn, they breathe and they dance - and they really do express [...] the spirit of a new generation of musicians."

Weser Kurier
"Classical music played with enthusiasm, freshness and lightness of touch. The dogma chamber orchestra, from the first bar gets to the core of the music. This is complete Tschaikowsky" [...]
"the listener is drawn in by the sincerity and lightness of touch."
[...] "a great concert by a young orchestra that we will be hearing much of."

Nassauische Neue Presse
"Energy instead of Kitsch – Tschaikowsky now sounds very youthful." 
[...] "The ensemble impresses with its supreme precision" [...] 
"To experience the seamless harmonic relationship between the highs of the violins and the lows of the violas and cellos was a breathtaking pleasure."

Rieser Nachrichten / Augsburger Allgemeine
[...] "the orchestra is able to demonstrate its special abilities with feeling, modulated dynamic, powerful tonality and youthful freshness."

Suedwest Presse
"A full sound and dramatic playing."
"The uniformity of the passages played in unison is awesome."

NBK
"Refreshingly different"
"The dogma chamber orchestra thrills with Schubert and Tschaikowsky in the Margravial Opera House."

Kulturjournal Foyer
"Over-polished aesthetic and formality are dispensed with."
[...] "concerts and recordings that hardly give the listener the chance to sit back [...] here the public is involved as a partner in a dialogue."

 
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