Songs by Jacques Brel with German lyrics by Eckart Breitschuh. Greg Baker on the piano. Eckart Breitschuh has so far translated more than 30 Brel titles into German in a very personal and yet true-to-the-original way, thus making the emotional power of Brel's chansons directly tangible for the German-speaking audience. Breitschuh's energetic performance is sometimes flattering, sometimes pleading, sometimes cheeky and always rousing. He sings about carnal lust and love frustration, friendship and transience, devotion and rebellion. He takes us where it hurts the most and leaves many a wet eye in the audience. He is accompanied congenially by Greg Baker, who has more than 35 years of stage, studio and musical experience as a pianist. The translations are created in coordination with Jacques Brel's subsidiary France Brel and Editions Jacques Brel in Brussels.
01 Jackie 02 With the people there 03 I don't know 04 The drunkard 05 Please stay there 06 candies 07 On target 08 The old ones 09 Brussels 10 The flat country 11Amsterdam 12 The stranded of the night 13 Love Is Only Ours (Bonus Track)
A visit to the Bach family - it could have been fictitious: father Bach invites his family to a musical get-together. Three of his sons - Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann and Johann Christoph Friedrich present a few samples of their work. And Johann Sebastian's music sounds as well. Perhaps there are also a few musician friends among the select group who will help to convert the notes into music? Nothing of the sort has survived, but it is certain that JS Bach always opened his house to those interested in music and that chamber music and making music at home played an important role. All of his children received more or less intensive music lessons from him, all sang in choirs or learned to play an instrument. The recording producer of this recording is the Grammy award winner Renate Wolter-Seevers, who has preserved the wonderful interpretations of the Bach works in an excellent sound.
instruments Traverso: Replica of a baroque traverso by CA Grenser, built in 2002 by Eugéne Crijnen Lute: Arciliuto, 14 courses, built in 2004 by Hendrik Hasenfuss based on a model by Raillich (1644)
1. Sonata in G major Adagio 2. Sonata in G major Allegro 3. Sonata in G major Vivace 4. Sonata in C major Andante 5. Sonata in C major Allegro 6. Sonata in C major Adagio 7. Sonata in C major Menuet I and II 8. Prelude in C minor (BWV 999) 9. Sonata in F major Allegretto 10. Sonata in F major Minuetto 11. Sonata in E minor Allegro ma non tanto