“Tremendous concert. The orchestra was conducted with complete mastery by José-Luis Estellés. He demonstrated a serene leadership, ductile and at one with the instrumental body”.
“With his version of this piece, José Luis Estellés demonstrated that his ability as a soloist runs a close second to his mastery as an orchestral conductor.”
“Estellés played like an angel in the Schubert lied ‘The Sheperd on the Rock’.”
“On the podium, José-Luis Estellés, the exceptional clarinettist and, as far as we can see, a good conductor who has now earned much success in this other facet of his artistic career.”
… “All that has been shown by Estellés and the Trío Arbós with class, with technique, with that poetic of their own that determines the path of an eloquent works by a great composer”.
[… a prie-dieu Schubert, with clarinetist José Luis Estellés offering a counter-chant with extreme fineness and a breathtaking blending with the voice.]
[…]”daß eine außergewönliche, “bibliophille” Besonderheit anzuzeigen ist”. “Estellés is a real find. Definitely a five star set”. “In spiritual agreement. Certainly joins a handful of favourite versions”.
“… rarely an artist achieves that cry is as long, exciting and torn than in tonight’s Pórtico.”
Jose-Luis Estelles is a sublime clarinettist who plays with the same abandonment. Therefore this recording of the clarinet quintet has become a passionate and unstoppable plea for Keuris’ chamber music: he who dares to listen is guaranteed to be won over.
“He is a great instrumentalist and is called to be one of the great conductors of this country.” José Luis Turina (Artistic Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain)