Work

Here is a list of reviews about Carl's work. Please select a work beneath to view the reviews for each work.

North Swedish opera

Work: 
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication: 
Expressen
Journalist: 
Gunilla Brodrej
Published: 
30 Sep 2001

Carl Unander-Scharin’s Hummelhonung has a honey-like scent and liquidity

Minimalistic cabinet-making

Work: 
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication: 
Dagens Nyheter
Journalist: 
Thomas Anderberg
Published: 
1 Oct 2001

“Hummelhonung is also populated by people on the social margins, in this case so far out on the periphery that they have not previously been seen on an opera stage.
“For this is musical drama which is closer to theatre than to opera, and the concept of ‘anti-opera’ lies close at hand. It demands special talents from those involved.

High on honey

Work: 
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication: 
Aftonbladet
Journalist: 
Claes Wahlin
Published: 
30 Sep 2001

“Here the music builds bridges across time and creates resonances which grow stronger after every time it is heard. Hummelhonung has become a densely woven opera, and like the original novel it is filled with symbols, references and secret knowledge – all presented with elegance, lightness and exactness.

Hummelhonung – a masterpiece

Work: 
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication: 
Svenska Daglbladet
Journalist: 
Lars Hedblad
Published: 
1 Oct 2001

“Hummelhonung, which has been handled with great feeling by everyone involved, is an opera which moves about in the deserts of human existence, an opera which nails the listener to the spot. Carl Unander-Scharin has created a masterpiece which with uncanny sensitivity agrees with the moods in Torgny Lindgren’s novel.”

Hummelhonung – dense musical poetry

Work: 
Sweetness - Hummelhonung (2001)
Publication: 
Finanstidningen
Journalist: 
Tobias Theorell
Published: 
3 Oct 2001

“Composer Carl Unander-Scharin has heard Lindgren’s language perfectly and succeeded in reshaping it into hair-raising and completely congenial music. Scharin’s music is intelligent and singable; it is written by an active singer who knows how to make use of all the subtleties of the art of opera. His tonal world is deeply personal and every note carries meaning.