Effectively spooky

Anyone who goes to a Maurice Steger concert really gets offered something special for their money – this was proven in particularly impressive fashion during his performance with the Akademie für Alte Musik on Tuesday evening. Of course the event offered the opportunity to hear the recorder player who can perform so loudly and yet still so beautifully better than anyone else. And on this evening, he of course even outshines an entire orchestra…. And when, like in Johann Adolf Hasse’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, Steger summons up a huge wall of sound and builds giant waves of tension – all whilst barely ever being disrupted by the hiss of his breathing through the tiniest parting between his lips – it is impossible not to be enraptured.

Berliner Zeitung

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