Duo Blome Lunte
   

Reviews (selection)



It was an extraordinary evening of chamber music. Entertaining, virtuosic, amusing, and melodic: About the life of Adolphe Sax – the saxophone in the Parisian Salon of the nineteenth century. Frank Lunte played a double role: He played his woodwind instrument . . . and between the pieces he acquainted the audience with the eventful life of its inventor Adolphe Sax. Just as Paganini on the violin or Franz Liszt at the grand piano in their day, the soloist of the evening played the compositions with sensitivity and subtle nuances. His instrument, which encountered so many obstacles during its development, was presented in all its versatility and expressive range through  tempestuous runs, lyrical contrasts,  and exhilarating phrases filled with lively melodies. With Tatjana Blome at the piano, Frank Lunte had an empathetic and musical kindred spirit at his side.

H. Hammer, Altmark Zeitung, 18 January 2010

 

For quite some time now the Kammersymphonie Berlin has . . . gained recognition and a circle of well-informed music lovers. At last Sunday's concert in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie the former politician Antje Vollmer, the baritone Roman Trekel, as well as Andreas Homoki, the Artistic Director of the Komische Oper were to be seen. The concert included Larsson's piece with the astounding soloist Frank Lunte. Not only were his high notes superb, he was equally capable of drawing deep growling notes from his instrument. The program also presented other music that for various reasons was once banned in Germany.

Jan Brachmann, Berliner Zeitung, 13 January 2009

 

On this instrument everything seems possible – what Frank Lunte offered the large audience of chamber music lovers with his instrument exceeded all expectations. Tatjana Blome, a kindred spirit  on the warm-sounding Bösendorfer grand piano, played the very challenging piano parts with ease. With the rather inocuous program title Interplay, these two outstanding artists from Berlin presented truly breath-taking performances. The program began with the Hot Sonate by the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff, born in Prag in 1894 and murdered by the Nazis in 1942. This work, a tightly structured Sonate with jazz elements, gave these two eminent instrumentalists the opportunity to present a supremely worthy composition to their audience.

Margarete Finckh, Südkurier, 27 February 2008

 

Tatjana Blome and Frank Lunte demonstrate their virtuosic capabilities in musical dialogue. Frank Lunte takes on the melody lines with beautiful phrasing, multifaceted shadings of tone, and a seemingly endless breath reserve. Tatjana Blome accentuates with short chords and gives the pieces an incredible rhythmic drive. It is most impressive how Blome and Lunte, so well attuned to each other, celebrate these rarely heard treasures. A subtle, intelligent, and incredibly exciting listening experience.

Reiner Ehrmanns, Hellweger Anzeiger, 23 January 2007

 

In her new recording of the two demanding works by Frommel, pianist Tatjana Blome shows herself, in direct comparison to the legendary Martha Argerich, to be her equal in every respect.

Klassik Akzente, September 2006