Catalan Musical Review speaks about the CD “Intimate”:
“The versatility of the interpreters get through the essence of every piece in a version sealed by the refinement and the expressivity” “A brilliant Cristina Casale with Kapustin Etude n.1..”
Lluís Trullen, Catalan Musical Review, May 2016
PATRICIA DE NO AND CRISTINA CASALE
Works by; Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy, Schoker, Kapustin, Bolling, Gershwing, Piazzolla. Patrícia de No, flute; Cristina Casale, piano; David Mengual, contrabaix; Oriol Roca, bateria; Solfa recordings.
Paticia de No and Cristina Casale are two extremely versatile performers who from the first moment, with the sonata for flute and piano by Poulenc, manage to immerse themselves in the essence of this piece in a version marked by expressive refinement. Claude Bolling and his suite for flute and jazz trio in which the visrtuosisme, the ardor and rhythm mark a version full of colorist and undoubtable attraction. Sublime moments such as in Syrinx, a solo for flute by Debussy, or the descriptive piece in the form of Ravel’s habaneraovercome us with the elegance of artists that, at a technical and stylistic level, fuse perfectly together.
Lluís Trullén (Revista Musical Catalana)
The flutist Patricia de No, in an advanced stage of pregnancy, made her entrance playing Syrinx by Claude Debussy, an evocative piece with Oriental airs situating the listener in the context and attitude of the concert, whilst enjoying the magnificent acoustic resonance to the sound of the flute as the artist walked through the hall. With Pièce in the form of a habanera by Maurice Ravel, De No and Casale made their first joint intervention with a melancholic and at the same time festive version of this tune with its contagious rhythm. The first part ended with the magnificent Sonata for flute and piano by Francis Poulenc, which requires ability and virtuosity in a continuous dialogue, and which both artists displayed magnificently.
With George Gershwin the public was allowed to enjoy the deep sound of the mezzo flute which Patricia No combined with soprano flute to perform this charming melody of Gershwin.
A great success then, this musical and gastronomical proposal in which artistical interdisciplinary conjugates with innovation, while presenting a repertoire that is not usually heard live in our country and discovering new spaces and ways to enjoy the repertoire of classical music.
Mercedes Conde (Revista Musical Catalana)