Timothy Orpen delivered a sassy and raucous portrait of the German trickster

Timothy Orpen delivered a sassy and raucous portrait of the German trickster

Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson

“Much of the instrumental writing [Strauss Till Eulenspiegel—einmal anders, arr. Hasenöhrl] is just as tortuous as in the original version, yet held no fears for the Academy musicians who served up a bravura and characterful reading. Clarinetist Timothy Orpen delivered a sassy and raucous portrait of the German trickster, with equally colorful playing by hornist Stephen Stirling and violinist Keller.”

The rustic vigor of the third movement [of Schubert Octet] was fully idiomatic and clarinetist Orpen launched the variations of the Andante in evocative fashion.”