In Giovanni Bottesini duets’ CD, solo players not only master their musical pieces with stunning brightness but also seem to be delighted at doing it.
Angelo Foletto "SUONARE NEWS"
Tomorrow, Fagone will play at Bottesini House.
Enrico Fagone will not only play Bottesini, but he will also bring to life the greates Double bass player in musical history.
Enrico Parola "CORRIERE DELLA SERA
At this point of the concert have been added to Martha Argerich and Nestor Marconi the three ambassadors of the Martha Argerich Presents Project including the amazing Italian bassist Enrico Fagone.
Margarita Pollini "AMBITO FINANC." ARGENTINA
Fagone is a soloist of the highest order, yet he never lets the virtuosity of the solo part detract from the operatic; this is an emotive performance where the bass line
never loses its inherent drama, so that when he lets fly with sixteenths passage leading to the firs movement cadenza, it's an electrifying surge
Rob Nairn ISB-MAGAZINE (USA)
It only takes a few notes to be fascinated by the sound of the doublebass,especially when there is a soloist like Enrico Fagone, who performed yesterday evening in Lugano. Fagone demonstrated a great easiness in playing,but most of all a wonderful virtuosity in his execution of the second concerto of Giovanni Bottessini with the 'Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana',under the baton of Juraj Valcuha,the permanent conductor of the RAI orchestra in Turin.
Luca Segalla " RIVISTA MUSICA"
For the second half of the programme,Enrico Fagone arrived on stage.I have already said it: he is one of the greatest double bass players in the world, and the fact that he has had a musical courtship with Martha Argerich for years proves my point. Fagone took on the tremendously difficult Granduo di Bottesini and did so with great expressiveness and musical direction.It was a triumph and everyone was on their feet at the end of the concert.
Nazzareno Carusi "LIBERO"
G.Bottesini composed a series of the most incredibly difficult work for his instrument to demonstrate his vast superiority to all of those around him. Today they remain a massive challenge, on that Enrico Fagone, principal double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, tackles head on, displaying an agility on the fingerboard that deals comfortably with the fiendishly difficult outer movements of the B minor Concerto
David Danton THE STRAD
In the concert 'Martha Argerich presents',which involved four of the seven regular performers,a distinction must be made for the wonderful Enrico Fagone who is capable of pulling out legatos that are sometimes light,sometimes thick and sometimes danced by a double bass that speaks with an infinite variety of inflections,and finally reaches,thanks to a perfect sense of rhythm,a rewarding
symbiosis between movement and sound.
Stephen Hastings "RIVISTA MUSICA"
When one arrives at the end of the evening,a passionate diversion is needed and this was provided by the music of Koussevitzky and the soloist Enrico Fagone. Bent over his instrument,as if he were hugging it(stroking it,shaking it,consoling it) and kidnapped by the melody of the concerto for orchestra and double bass by Serge Koussevitzky(op.3)Fagone offers a demonstration of the quality of the double bass (with that sweet and intense sound).After the concerto,in a loud cry from the public,he engaged in an unchained and virtuosic rendition of a double piazzolla,dragging behind the audience and the public and transforming the stage into a stadium.
Fabrizio Tassi "LIBERTA' MILANO"
Temperament and creativity, qualities that Fagone noted significantly in the way, "sang" with its versatile Double bass, which seemed to approach the sweet voice of the cello.
Corrado Mingardi "GAZZETTA DI PARMA"
Nice Cd devoted to the “Paganini of the double bass,
Excellent young performer
Giancarlo Cerisola "CLASSIC VOICE"
performed with extreme beauty of sound and intonation by the solo player Enrico Fagone..]
[.. The impeccability of the technical quality of his performance being unquestionable, what really amazes is the great musical quality of his masterly interpretation
the CD’s program opens up with the Secondo Concerto for double bass and orchestra,
Riccardo Cassani "MUSICA"
I would like to express my satisfaction about Enrico Fagone and his extraordinary artistic personality, which makes him a prominent double-bass soloist!
Prof. Klaus Stoll (1° dbass soloist Berliner Philarmoniker 1959-2008)
Simply said, it was an amazing concert. Every execution has been accompanied by the public with overwhelming applause, giving him at the end, a long and more than deserved ovation. For myself I was very pleased to see once again that the Benzi concourse two years ago had been right.
M° Emilio Benzi (Artistic Director W.Benzi Competition)
The double-bass player Enrico Fagone has become not just a simple rhythmic and harmonic support of the other three players, but has become a soloist role, giving new freshness and vitality to the entire group.
Marco Buttafuoco (GAZZETTA DI PARMA)
…and then the fantastic young double-bass player Enrico Fagone: with overbold spirit and lots of charm, the twenty-five year old enchanted the audience. You seldom see such a personality on our German stages.
The second price in the String-players section of the International Concourse TIM (Torneo Internazionale Musicale) was assigned to double-bass player Enrico Fagone, already recognized among world’s most important double-bass players (Double-basses seldom manage to prevail in this competition open for all categories of string players
Rivista ARCHI MAGAZINE
""A DOUBLE-BASS GENIUS" the prestigious Benzi price goes to Enrico Fago
Sabrina Silan (LIBERTA' PIACENZA)
Fagone expresses all his passion through his alter ego, the double-bass: while he plays on stage, he seems to preach his love as an orator on a square or a lover under the window of his beloved.
The skilful performance had a worthy continuation with the execution of l‘Allegro moderato and l’Andante out of the double-bass concert of Bottesini and lo Scherzo for double-bass and piano by Van Goens.
The pianist alternates rigorous and precisely a close dialogue with a more melancholic rhythm. There is a lot of harmony with his body language, the care for the last note, held by the hand till the end, and never completely left, it becomes almost a whisper
Elisa Malacalza (LIBERTA' PIACENZA)