Volkslieder 2.0

ArticleNr. SWR19011CD | 1 CD | 47 min (00:47:00) |  Booklet language  englisch
Year recorded[P] 2015
Year published2016
Composer

Ralf Schmid

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Artists

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

SWR Big Band

Morten Schuldt-Jensen

Tracks

Tr. 1 Ralf Schmid: no(r)way no why (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Bruderovet)

Tr. 2 Ralf Schmid: toast på coast (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Morgenstemning)

Tr. 3 Ralf Schmid: verleiht flügel (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Arabic Dance, Anitra's Dance)

Tr. 4 Ralf Schmid: solveigssong (after Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt - Solveigs Sang)

Tr. 5 Trad.: Schlafliedchen (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)

Tr. 6 Trad.: Auf einem Baum (German Folk Song, Arr.: Helge Sunde)

Tr. 7 Trad.: Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär’ (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)

Tr. 8 Trad.: Lore-Ley (German Folk Song; Arr.: Helge Sunde)

Tr. 9 Ralf Schmid: Celebrating Beauty in Slow Motion

Well-known German folk songs and Edvard Grieg's immortal melodies are given resounding performances by a line-up of choir and big band – and it all adds up to much more than mere arrangements. Well-known jazz musicians and arrangers took up the challenge to make a unique blend of two completely different ensembles in unusual pieces. The result is more than crossover: the big band's special, rhythmic energy unites with soaring folk song melodies, resulting in a completely new sound and highlighting the outstanding abilities of both ensembles.

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