Franz Schreker, Chamber Symphony

Flanders Symphony Orchestra



Richard Strauss, Metamorphosen
Flanders Symphony Orchestra



act 1, scene 1 from: Benoît Mernier, Frühlings Erwachen, opera in 3 acts
Opéra de la Monnaie, Brüssel



act 1, scene 5 from: Benoît Mernier, Frühlings Erwachen, opera in 3 acts
Opéra de la Monnaie, Brüssel

This is how it should be and this is how it should sound. To get this kind of feelings at a world premiere is very rare.
National Swedish Radio
It has been a long time since we last heard the Museum Orchestra play with such transparency and expression as when conducted by JONAS ALBER.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The fact that an orchestra like the WDR Symphony Orchestra, used to the crème de la crème, should feel so inspired and motivated to follow the intentions of this conductor is further proof of his qualities.
Aachener Zeitung
ALBER is a hit with CBSO. The CBSO had clearly struck gold with their last-minute German substitute.
Birmingham Post
JONAS ALBER is an unparalleled magician of sound who knows how to use with great authority contrasts to effect.
Braunschweiger Zeitung
JONAS ALBER shows his skill in allowing Schreker’s orchestral opulence to sound transparent and elastic, without sacrificing its musical colouring. A great triumph for the Frankfurt Opera.
Berliner Tagesspiegel
Beethoven’s Pastoral caused a sensation. The picturesque scenes of this ingenious work were conjured up by Jonas Alber with an incomparable freshness. A maturity that seems unimaginable for such a young conductor.
Helmstedter Zeitung