Reviews

     …in the extraordinary delivery of interpretative talent of the young clarinetist, Carlos Céspedes.
In Fact, everything was a mix of these three suggestions, specially the excellent work of the soloist. I do not remember a performer which qualities and technical capacities like him in Olavarría.
The last concert bring us the gift of a symphonic concert for clarinet, which his performer turned out to be one of the most talented young values that amazed the public of Olavarría, with his interpretation of the Weber work.

Octavio Físner Oliva
EL POPULAR
Olavarria, August 24th, 1995.


      It was an excellent concert which showed that the jury’s verdict –giving Carlos Céspedes the first prize- was right.
Then Céspedes appeared and showed how to perform the beautiful work of Von Weber. This Piece allowed him to demonstrate both aspects of performance, the long ,warm phrasing and virtuosity. It was a successful performance of the musician, endowed with a beautiful sound in the 1st and 2nd octave, and also with an excellent and clean articulation. The very good predisposition of the string group and the conduction, allowed to reach the level needed for a first prize.

Juan Carlos Montero
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, Colón Theatre, December 14th, 1996


      The last piece of this first part of the program was a composition of Karl Maria Von Weber: Fantasy and Rondo op.34, for solo clarinet and string orchestra. Carlos Cespedes –the winner of the first prize- was the performer. The way and the perfection in which Carlos developed his roll as soloist, performing an extreme technical and musical complex work, was from every point of view outstanding.

Walter Rosenberg
ARGENTINISCHES TAGEBLATT

Buenos Aires, Colón Theatre, December 14th, 1996.


     The Composition of Rossini was performed by the talented clarinetist, Carlos Cespedes, who have a clean tone, cleared language, amazing articulation and technical support. All these qualities allowed him to reach a successful night.

José Mario Carrer
EL TRIBUNO
Salta, April 14th, 1997.


  … But the highest point of interest was the “Introduction,Theme and Variations” of Rossini, a work on a theme of “La Donna del lago” Opera, precisely from the “Mura Felice” Aria. This piece is arranged for clarinet and orchestra. The Soloist was the young and notable Carlos Céspedes, who borned in Salta. He is living now in Buenos Aires improving his knowledge in Clarinet. In fact he has won every competition he has attended, and he is prepared to go to USA to another international competition. Definitely he is an outstanding musician. The Weber piece allowed to show him as a virtuous, endowed with an excellent technical support and also with an exquisite cantabile. Because of that, the hearing can easily reach emotive feelings. It’s fair to affirm that Carlos Céspedes is one of the most attractive musicians in the new generation.

Abel López Iturbe
AMBITO FINANCIERO
Buenos Aires, April 18th,1997.


      … the young and talented clarinetist Carlos Céspedes (the winner of the Consecration Prize at the XII Argentinean Music Competition, organized by Banco Mayo Foundation). This performer showed his virtuosity and his innate and generous musicality with “Introduction, theme and variations” of Rossini.

Héctor Coda
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, May 10th, 1997.


      … Carlos Cespedes, one of the most outstanding soloists of the new generation of argentine performers, who won the Consecration Prize last year given by the Banco Mayo Foundation. The work of Rossini, with its gradually more complex variations, allowed the clarinetist to show his even tone. He also demonstrated that for him it is easy to play fast passages with a clean staccato even when that kind of articulation is not simple to solve in the clarinet.

Martín Liut
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, May 10th, 1997


      Two outstanding Argentinean Musicians, who won many prizes in Argentina and aboard, performed a memorable chamber music concert at the Auditorium of the CAECE University. Carlos Céspedes was the clarinetist and Paula Peluso the pianist. They started the concert with the unknown Adagio and Allegro op. 70 of Schumann. The interpretation has both, sweet “pianissimos” and complete “fortes”. The sweet sound of the clarinet amalgamate perfectly with the worm tone of the piano, obtaining an orchestral sound that favored this romantic work. With the first Rhapsody of Debussy, the clarinetist expresses, with his instrument, a more modern tone. That Debussy piece challenges the performer with its different changes. Then with a virtuous ability of fingers arrived the end of the concert, when the 3 pieces of Stravinsky (for solo clarinet) have been performed with a big demonstration of virtuosity.

Eduardo Alemann
ARGENTINISCHES TAGEBLATT
Buenos Aires, May 17th, 1997.


      Then appear the outstanding clarinetist Carlos Céspedes, who recently came back of Mexico City, where he performed as winner of the “1997 Argentinean Music competition”, interpreting there the second Weber Concert with the Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra. This time he performed pieces for solo clarinet of Juan C. Biondo. He could overcome brilliantly extreme difficulties without grate effort.

Eduardo Alemann
ARGENTINISCHES TAGEBLATT
Buenos Aires, July 19th, 1997.

 


       Was an excellent concert the one that developed the trio Céspedes (clarinet), Pérez Tedesco (violoncello), Telerman (Piano), in the fifth function of the cycle Ars Nobilis. The “Allegro con brio” allowed to appreciate the big and extensive sound of Carlos Cespedes, clarinetist that also have a clear articulation and an enormous physical capacity to administer the air.

Juan Carlos Montero
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, July 4th, 1998


      The Clarinetist Carlos Céspedes and the pianist Paula Peluso had one more time the opportunity to show their outstanding and innate musical capacity at the Concert Hall, of the CAECE University. The round and extensive sound (inclusive in the extreme high -often shrill- register) together with a deep expressivity and a truly amazing finger technique, brilliantly match with the pianist interpretation. She deserves the same complements, because she could remove a marvelous sound of the piano.

Eduardo Alemann
ARGENTINISCHES TAGEBLATT
Buenos Aires, April 24th, 1999.


      Carlos Céspedes is already a wonderful musician with important resources, that allowed him to express with an splendid and beautiful tone.

José Mario Carrer
EL TRIBUNO
Salta, June 25th, 1999.


       It’s comforting to found argentinean musicians of this level, as the members of the Buenos Aires Classic Group who play in trios, quartets or quintets. Is that Stella Maris Marrello, Natalia Silipo, Carlos Céspedes, Ernesto Imsand and Marcos Puente Olivera give musicality lessons at the Club Hípico.
… the Concert piece Nº2, for clarinet, bassoon and piano of Mendelssohn. The incisive ingenious game an the romantic vein are show in the pure and delightful phrasing of Céspedes’s clarinet, opposite with a flexible bassoon, both supported by the piano that remind as the fantastic scherzi of the german composer.

René Vargas Vera
LA NACIÓN
Buenos Aires, April 28th, 2002.


Articles

Juan Carlos Montero
LA NACIÓN Newspaper
November 23th, 1996
"Premio para jóvenes"
Napoleón Cabrera
LA NACIÓN Magazine
September 11th, 2000
“Nuestros Músicos: Céspedes el Nº1”


Martín Liutt
LA NACIÓN Newspaper
December 31th, 1996
"Los concursos en la música clásica"

LA NACIÓN Newspaper
December 1996
"Músicos premiados tocan en el Colón"