"The Philharmonics", the recent success ensemble from the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic series, brings musical treasures, especially the fading k. U k.. Time to life.
With Fritz Kreisler can always succeed. He was not only one of the greatest violinist, but also an original composer. Long he led around the audience and critics at the nose by stating as the author of his plays other composers before one came to him on the ropes and he had to admit that he had written them himself. Really forgotten they never fall, but in such an occupation, namely string quartet, clarinet, double bass and piano, you have never heard it until recently. What is not surprising, since "The Philharmonics" there are only a few years. Exact Date of 2007.
It all began on a Japan tour of the Vienna Philharmonic. Why, wondered the shabu-shabu food in Fukuoka violinist Tibor Kovac, the not mention Xavier - and his bassist colleague Ödön Rácz, you always hear of ensembles of the Vienna Philharmonic only classical and romantic chamber music or waltz, but never Klezmer, Gypsy -Music, tango or jazz, although numerous Philharmonic also love this genre and always communicate perfectly on it? So they decided to take the initiative. The only question was, in what occupation they wanted to implement their plans? They put emphasis on their claim, realize this repertoire Philharmonic level, ie with the Vienna Philharmonic for the typical culture of sound and phrasing, to be able to.
Soon the ideal formation emerged: string quartet, clarinet bass and piano. The first concerts led the ensemble, which, as it exists in the majority of Vienna Philharmonic, the name "The Philharmonics" was, in the Burgenland Kittsee Palace, the ORF and in the festival summer of 2008 in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where such celebrities as the conductor Riccardo Muti and the mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca sat in the audience. They were not only enthusiastic, but recommended "The Philharmonics" straight on. Now they have their own series at the Vienna Konzerthaus, concerts at leading festivals of Paris, Ravenna, Dresden to Izmir or St. Petersburg. Enthusiastic fans, sold out halls and standing ovations they have not only in Europe but also in Japan, Singapore and Brazil. You got your first Universal / DG CD "Fascination dance" in a very short time a "gold record".
In a sense, "The Best of" their now wide repertoire includes her latest CD with a tango of Astor Piazzolla borrowed title "Oblivion" ( "forgotten"). The lyrical slow tango was here Arranger František Janoška a mad-impulsive facet. One of the thematic starting points is the time of the dissolution of the k. U. K. Hapsburg Dynasty. Finally, it is interesting to remember, there has been in this multiethnic state which variety of musical styles and forms of expression. Tibor Kovac and František Janoška have this captured in the KK Rhapsody when the bow of the strains of Richard Strauss' "Rosenkavalier" About Verdi's "La forza del destino", the popular song of a popular Russian children's films, a Polish Polka, a dance from Janacek's opera " tension Jenufa "and echoes of the" bat "to a Hungarian czardas. Represented the Hungarian central is also one of the lively Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms and famous igniting Csardas from "Ritter Pasman" a Komische Oper the Waltz King Johann Strauss (son), which was recorded as a bonus track.
Musical pearls are also found in neighboring Romania. "The Philharmonics" show this with George Enescu's popular Romanian Rhapsody in the chamber music version of Jacques Enoch, for the musicians in addition a virtuoso "birdsong" -Kadenz have come up, and the bravura "Hora di Mars" from Georgia Dinicu, which as Enescu and Kreisler one of the most celebrated violinists of his time. Speaking Kreisler: music Him The Philharmonics not only in the quasi-classical arrangements for your ensemble, but also in daring adaptations. So Tibor Kovac tells in his arrangement of Schön Rosmarin the Solo Violin voice to that of Odon Racz virtuoso played bass, the pianist of "Philharmonics" František Janoska turn -komponiert a piece called Musette pour Fritz, as jazzy tribute to Fritz Kreisler. An amusing and not macabre reinterpretation. But also a piece on this topic graces this CD program: Camille Saint-Saëns mysterious Danse macabre, once designed for voice and piano, later violin and orchestra fashioned, this time in an equally striking version for strings, clarinet and piano to hear. These and all other classical pieces of the program were arranged by Tibor Kovac. The Jazz Violin -Improvisationen have been recorded by the Roman Sekundgeiger Janoska. Also on singers celebrities you meet in this recording: World Star Patricia Petibon presents itself with the nostalgic "Somewhere" from Bernstein's most successful stage work "West Side Story" as a musical star and with "Just the two of us," as well Convincing interpreter of probably the most popular Bill Withers- Hits, which had once brought him his second Grammy. And Piotr Beczala, one of the leading tenors of our day, is resplendent with the Berceuse from the now barely more than nominally known Opera "Jocelyn" by Benjamin Godard with its radiant heights.
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