(...) the soloist (...) Elizabeth Llewellyn whose radiant soprano both soared effortlessly and floated with sublime gentleness, luxuriantly bathed in a kaleidoscope of instrumental textures and colours.
– Claire Seymore
This record must thus be described as very successful, with attractive music of a sophisticated composer whose music is directly accessible.
– Remy Franck
Pizzicato - Remy Franck's Journal About Classical Music
A remarkable disc in several ways. (...) I’m sure that in Lisa Larsson’s interpretation these five songs will win many hearts.
– Adrian Quanjer
A romantic aura, ecstatic culminations, colorful instrumentation, the splendor of virtuosity, have provided an international fame to his works.
– Polish reviewer
The productive master of orchestration Rolf Martinsson is something of an outsider in his home country as well as in a wider perspective.
– Mats Liljeroos
that someone dares to write so unashamedly enjoyable, sinfully sexy music as the Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson (b. 1956)! And luckily he does not only dare to but he also can do it.
– Veijo Murtomäki
Rolf Martinsson's trumpet concerto Bridge is a phenomenal piece of music
– David Karlin
"...The SCO brought a lyrical depth to Martinsson's vivid and animated score.
– Miranda Heggie
The Herald, Scotland
It was heartening to hear a contemporary work being greeted so warmly - deservedly so.
– Norman Stinchcombe
Her singing and performing were both totally captivating.
– Hanna Laulajainen
"...Martinsson's amazing trumpet concerto was the big surprise of the evening.
– Kenneth Walton
The reaction of the audience and the warm embrace of Larsson and Martinsson had me hope for future collaborations of this Swedish duo..."
– Katharina Hogrefe
There is a lot in the scoring, sounding at times very atmospheric, at others like a highly dramatic film score, and the dialogue-style writing means there is never any trouble hearing the soloist.
– Rob Nairn
Bass World, International Society of Bassists
Martinsson's musical language is firmly tonal and melodic, the orchestration (for strings only) repeatedly lush and welcoming, matching the soprano line perfectly as one complements the other.
– Simon Thompson
Music Web International
Open Mind was full of grand musical gestures
– Kay Kempin
At least in Finland, one can only be amazed at how Martinsson had both the guts and the skill to write like this.
– Wilhelm Kvist
by Wilhelm Kvist/Hufvudstadsbladet
aurally coherent, skilful in its scoring, big on melody and ultimately a resounding tour de force of virtuosity, adrenalin and exhilaration
– Christopher Thomas
Music Web UK
Ich denke Dein... is a stunning example of twenty-first century lieder, and Larsson an equally spectacular interpreter.
– Lisa MacKinney
LIMELIGHT - Australia's Classical Music and Arts Magazine
of exceptional quality.
– Okuda Yoshimichi
entertaining in the best sense and, thanks to Lindberg's effortless virtuosity, a thrilling experience."
– Die Presse
Rolf Martinsson is represented by Gehrmans Musikförlag
Photography by Louise Martinsson and video by Tord Martinsson
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