When classically trained guitarists record their debut album, well-known works by famous composers such as Tarrega, Granados, Albeniz, Torroba, Bach or Villa-Lobos are often on the program. The young concert guitarist Aladdin Haddad, who comes from Syria and now lives in Bremen, chooses a completely different path. On "Roots" he presents fresh, unused sounds that express the essential and move stylistically between flamenco and crossover. He interprets pieces by flamenco guitarists Gerardo Núñez, Gallardo Del Rey or Vicente Amigo with great sensitivity and technical sophistication. He also dares to include Stanley Myers' sentimental Cavatine and Thomas Fellow's technically and musically challenging pieces in this extraordinary compilation. He not only proves courage and artistic independence, but also shows an impressive range of expressive skills and his guitaristic class.
André Simão portrays the contemporary trends in Brazilian guitar music at the highest artistic and technical level. In doing so, he opens up completely new sound worlds for us, away from the bossa nova clichés. In addition to works by established guitar composers such as Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira and Sérgio Assad, this CD gem also includes premiere recordings of works by Alberto Mejia and João Luiz.
01 Emboscadas 02 O choro de Juliana 03 Baião Cansado 04 Rapsodia dos Malacos 05 Dois Lugares 06 Appassionata 07 Batuque 08 Chuva
The present recordings by Bernard Hebb present compositions from two different eras of solo guitar music: music from the 17th and 20th centuries. These recordings are about rarities in the guitar repertoire, works that have hardly been recorded. A treat for every lover of classical guitar music! The compositions of the 17th century were originally written for the five-course baroque guitar, namely the works of Ludovico Roncalli, Francesco Corbetta, Robert de Visée and Henri Grenerin. The compositions of the 20th century are by Pierre Lerich, Larry Sitsky, Federico Garcia Lorca and Joaquin Rodrigo and are based on folkloric elements. With the exception of Federico Garcia Lorca's Canciones Españolas Antiguas, the recordings are exclusively original works for guitar. All recordings are recorded on modern concert guitars.
1. Prelude 2. Sarabanda 3. Gavota 4. Allemande cherie de son Altesse le Duc de York 5. Gavotta aymée de Duc Monmouth 6th jig 7. Overture de la Grotte de Versailles de Lully 8. Prelude 9. Allemande 10. Sarabande 11. Gavotte 12. Vif 13. Lent comme une berceuse
With this DVD by best-selling author Bernd Brümmer, you can get right into the heart of the game practice. Right from the start you learn to play real rock and pop pieces. Step by step, Bernd Brümmer shows you all the necessary playing techniques, the typical sounds and the basic know-how. All you have to do is copy it and you can take over as the guitarist! All band playbacks with and without e-guitar. Includes pick playing, strumming, muting, power chords, chord fingerings, arpeggios, riffs, backing rhythms, pentatonic scales, soloing, sounds, effects, tips and much more. Extensive booklet with fingering diagrams and tablature. Plus internet support at www.guitar-playing.net.
01 intro 02 single trail 03 power day 04 There and back 05 open min 06 Carry on 07 step-by-step 08 Solo 09 Really huge crocodile pet 10 tool box
Who would have thought that compositions from the baroque era, created by the then masters Bach, Telemann and Scarlatti, could be performed so convincingly with two guitars? With its repertoire, the Duo Guitartes is breaking new ground in the interpretation of early music. Anne-Kathrin Gerbeth and Bernhard Dolch are among the leading German classical guitar soloists, have profound musicality and natural virtuosity and have devoted themselves intensively to the study of historical performance practice. This recording celebrates the baroque masterpieces so vividly and spontaneously that it transports the musical ideas of the baroque directly into the here and now - one almost believes that this music has just been freshly composed. Bernhard Dolch has re-established the original harpsichord works with expertise and, more importantly, creativity. The well-rehearsed duo gives the music a fascinating expressiveness with precise interplay, sonority and admirable handling of agogics and dynamics, which inevitably enthralls listeners who otherwise have little interest in early music.
01 Harpsichord Sonata in C major K 460 (L324) (arr. for 2 guitars)
Sonata For Harpsichord In D Minor, Bwv 964 (Adapted From Sonata For Solo Violin No. 2 In A Minor, Bwv 1003) (Arr. For 2 Guitars) 02 1. Adagio 03 2nd Fugue 04 3rd Andante 05 4. Allegro 06 Sonata for harpsichord in G major K 144 (arr. for 2 guitars)
Concerto For Harpsichord In G Minor Bwv 985 (After Georg Philipp Telemann) (Arr. For 2 Guitars) 07 1. Allegro 08 2. Adagio 09 3. Allegro 10 Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor K 141 (L 422) (arr. for 2 guitars)
Rarely is one surprised by the music these days. You've heard most of it in one way or another before. Not so with "Body Of Your Dreams" by JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis) in the exemplary interpretation of the guitar duo Reichelt & Nissen. The Dutch composer has broken down an American TV commercial for a fitness belt into sound snippets and composed an electronic sound collage that is played back by the audio player and to which the guitar duo has to play notated parts. Result: A fascinating work that surprises, exposes and still swings. The latter is thanks to the young, brilliantly harmonizing guitar duo, who present the work with perfect timing and sensitive design. With great empathy, expressiveness and passion, Luisa Marie Reichelt and Johann Jacob Nissen also interpret the other works by Mertz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Piazzolla through to Franz Schubert's Impromptu op. 90, no. 1, which they also arranged for 2 guitars themselves . – A debut that deserves to be heard!
01. Title - Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Lo que vendrá (arr. Delia Aussel-Estrada) - 4:08 02. Title - Martin Donoso (*1991): Danza Progresiva (dedicated to the guitar duo Reichelt & Nissen) - 4.24 03. Title - Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856): At the grave of the beloved (4:49) 04. Title - Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Impromptu Op. 90.1 (arr. Guitar Duo Reichelt & Nissen) (10:22) Title 05-08 - Ernst Krenek (1900-1991): Four pieces for two guitars from op. 172 I. Animato (0:48) / II. Canon á 2 (0:54) / III. Allegretto (0:49) / IV. Allegro (1:14) Title 9 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968): Prélude et fugue en Fa# mineur (5:48) Title 10 - JacobTV (*1951): Body Of Your Dreams (8:23)
A grant from the Berlin Senate enabled Hub Hildenbrand to study Indian music in Calcutta from November 2010 to April 2011. He took lessons from Pandit Ranajit Sengupta, a sarod master of North Indian classical music. The Indian luthier Mukunda Biswas made a double-necked instrument with sympathetic strings based on Hildenbrand's designs. On the CD the artist can only be heard on this instrument, the Duitarod. Hildenbrand's compositions are strongly influenced by his experiences in India. His music is a meditative journey, it is very personal, yet timeless and universal.
01 Heaven 02 Tacet 03 Let Go 04 If I Were A Little Bird 05 Kailka (Based On Rad Shree) 06 My Heart Is So Full 07 The Empty Room 08 Silence 09 Prayer 10 The Door We Never Opened
Hub Hildenbrand, guitarist and composer from Berlin, calls his new CD 'Heimat' "audio film". You can hardly describe it better. What can be heard here in terms of associative music, in terms of sensual sound images, goes far beyond the usual concept of a trio. One must praise Hildenbrand unreservedly for having the courage to create this acoustic kaleidoscope, for the sheer limitless imagination that makes this cycle of artful instrumental short stories possible. Hildenbrand is a jazz guitarist, but does not use the typical clichés of the genre on this recording, but rather lives out his penchant for oriental sounds. The result is a musical concept that has never existed before: jazzy openness, spirited outbursts, collective improvisations, sound collages, long melody arcs intoned by guitar, bass and oud, harmoniously combined with pictorial motifs, alienated instrument sounds, shimmering Sound sculptures, mystical ostinatos, oriental microtonality. 'Heimat' tells a story, a dream, a journey through life. This recording is a total work of art that uses the structural means of modern film - flashbacks, overlaps, montages, dream sequences - to give the music such a comprehensible multidimensionality that you are fascinated by the listening pleasure and come out of this experience strengthened and inspired.
01 entrance 02 Departure 03 Sleep, my little prince 04 Interlude (Part 1) 05 Don't turn around 06 space 07 On the day of returning home 08 Interlude (Part 2) 09 Bayushki, baju 10 song of a German mother 11 He returns.../Sleep, little children, sleep 12 The silk-merchant's daughter 13 what was 14 In a circle 15 over 16 war 17 The last one turns off the light 18 Early departure 19 What a wonderful world 20 Line Sextet No. 1
With the concept album "Heimat" (2007) - his first CD with his own trio - Hub Hildenbrand was able to achieve more than just a respectable success. The critics gave him comments such as "The most intensive musical experience in a long time", "Journey to the center of the self" (Jazzthetik) or "The CD of the year 2007" (Jazzzeit). With "News from afar" he presents a new master album. Here, too, intensive listening is required. Hildenbrand opens your ears with his sensitive mixture of jazz, Turkish and Indian scales or oriental ornamentation. The world music elements are completely in the service of the musical statement. His tonal language is very individual and nevertheless understandable. Because often we find ourselves much better in initially strange, exotic sounds than in well-worn musical phrases. "News from afar" makes news from alien layers of our being accessible rather than just exotic impressions from afar. Listening to the "News from afar" is definitely one thing: an experience.
01 There were two royal children 02 Anadolu (Anatolia) 03 Chant 04 A New Song 05 Snow 06 A bright day 07 News From Bangladesh 08 Marwa 09 In Passing
On this unique album, field recordings - i.e. sounds from special places and hidden everyday noises - and guitar works from the 20th century are juxtaposed. The contrast between guitar sounds and noises opens up spaces for your own images, associations and feelings.
In addition to the incomparable "Nocturnal after John Dowland" by Benjamin Britten, there will be compositions by the Japanese composer Akira Ifukube and the Azerbaijani composer Frangiz Ali-zade, among others. In this way, the spotlight falls on the most diverse musical traditions of the 20th century.
01 Field Recording I
03 Field Recording II
04 Tides of a current flowing
05 Field Recording III
06 Kugoka. Aria concertata di Kugoka-Arpa
07 Field Recording IV
09 Field Recording V
10 Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70
The Youth Guitar Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg does not need to shy away from comparison with outstanding artists, because it has already performed successfully with them: with Leo Brower, Celso Machado, Terry Riley and David Tanenbaum. The top ensemble, which is supported by the Music Council of Baden-Württemberg, is made up of around 25 to 30 talented young guitarists, most of whom are prizewinners at the Jugend musiziert state or national competitions. For what is now their fourth CD, they have won a guitar duo with the Georgian brothers Nick and David Kvaratskhelia, who are among the most internationally successful of their generation. Together they embark on an exciting journey through different musical epochs and captivate with equally virtuoso and tasteful interpretations of works that were specially arranged for this instrumentation. A special highlight and downright discovery is Gerald Garcia's Lorca Concerto. The JGO and the duo Kvaratskhelia interpret the work, which is certainly still unknown to many, so vividly, colorfully, sensitively and nuanced that listening to the CD becomes a lasting experience.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 -1741) 01 Allegro 02 Larghetto e spiritoso 03 Allegro Ruggero Giovanelli (1560–1625) 04Ero cosi dicea Giovanni Maria Nanino (1543/44–1607) 05Morir non può il mio core 06Lasso, ch'ogni augelletto Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) 07 Allegro con spirito 08 Andante 09 finals. Allegro con brio Gerald Garcia (*1949) 10 Anda Jaleo 11 Nana 12Los Reyes Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) 13 fugata
Karapatakis, Hildenbrand and Spyridakis got to know each other on their travels through the musical cultures of this world. The musical backgrounds and experiences of the three musicians merge in a wondrous way in a unique chamber music sound aesthetic. The trio creates an intercultural jazz project with a high degree of authenticity. The interplay of these three very different musicians is surprising: Atmospheric and lyrical compositions meet the joy of improvisation, experimentation and interaction. Dynamic contemporary jazz beyond the ordinary, with Mediterranean colors and oriental scents .
1. Let Us Play 2nd run 3. The Time Beyond 4. Far And Away 5. A New Dawn 6. Lost 7. Dance To Infinity 8. Footsteps In The Snow 9. Ayia Marina 10. Ariadne's thread 11. A Story From Now
The CD by Manfred Fuchs, the author of the successful gypsy jazz textbooks "gypsy jazz workshop" and "Swing Up Your Guitar". Inspired by Django Reinhardt and his successors, the trio has developed an independent, unmistakable style with their own, partly lively, partly romantic pieces that stick in the memory. Virtuosic and relaxed at the same time.
01 Another minor swing 02 Blues for Andreas 03 Dulcet bolero 04 Banosi swing 05 Some other time 06 Cornu 07 Kali's coffee 08 Pannonia 09 Tiny's wedding waltz 10 Song for Harry
The new CD by the Manfred Fuchs Trio convinces with varied original pieces, catchy melodies and rousing grooves.
The stylistic diversity ranges from traditional gypsy swing and romantic-dreamy ballads to blues, rhythm changes and gypsy bossa to tango, with highly virtuosic, imaginative improvisations that seem to ignore technical problems.
The bass also comes into its own - unusual for the genre - in every piece, sometimes plucked, sometimes bowed.
01 Seven Fountains
02 Lakeside Boardwalk
03 Parking Lot Blues
04 Bossa Manfredo
06 Late Night
07 Mister B (The Dark Side of the Band)
08 Lazy Afternoon
09 River Bank Swing
10 For Franz
Mit "The Gentle Gangster" bringt das Manfred Fuchs Trio sein viertes Studioalbum auf den Markt - und weiß zu überzeugen: "Da staunt manch anderer Guitarrero" urteilt Bernd Guido Weber in der "Schwäbischen Zeitung" über die Soli der zehn Stücke der Allgäuer Musiker. Doch Manfred Fuchs (Gitarre), Tiny Schmauch (Bass) und Markus Kimmich (Rhythmusgitarre) können ihren Instrumenten nicht nur erstaunlich rasanten Gypsy Jazz entlocken, sondern auch mit romantischen Motiven und sanften Rhythmen zum Träumen einladen. "Melodien, die in Ohr und Herz gehen, mit frappierender Virtuosität", schreibt Bernd Guido Weber. Sein Fazit: "Diese CD macht Freude. Und gute Laune." Auf der Bühne konnte Manfred Fuchs bereits zusammen mit Szenegrößen wie Andreas Öberg, Wawau Adler, Robin Nolan, Ismael Reinhardt oder Diknu Schneeberger überzeugen. Seit 2012 hat der erfolgreiche Autor mehrerer Gipysy-Jazz-Lehrbücher sein eigenes Trio, mit dem er selbst geschriebene Stücke spielt: inspiriert vom Übervater des Gypsy Jazz, Django Reinhardt, aber immer mit ganz eigener Note. Auf "The Gentle Gangster" gibt es eine Premiere für das Manfred Fuchs Trio: Den Song "Das Scheibtruhenlied" hat Bassist Tiny Schmauch beigesteuert, alle anderen Stücke stammen aus der Feder von Manfred Fuchs. Entstanden ist "The Gentle Gangster" natürlich im Allgäu - im Studio von Werner Walravens, der einmal mehr den Sound des Trios von der Bühne perfekt auf die Platte bringt.
01 Swing Shift 02 One Hundred Degrees 03 Before The Dark Cloud Came 04 Baranya 05 The Gentle Gangster 06 Das Scheibtruhenlied 07 Silent December 08 Red Eyes 09 Greenway 10 Tame Your Tone
The big album by the Mirror Strings! Mirror Strings caused a sensation and astonishment with their brilliant EP “Holberg Unplugged”. Because the unusual instrumentation with two guitars and two cellos opens up fascinating new worlds of sound, especially when all the ensemble musicians are exquisite masters of their instruments. With the album "Dedication" they have created a real work of art. Almost 70 minutes of music that is as unique as the Mirror Strings themselves. Composers from all over the world have written and dedicated works especially for the ensemble. A special selection of these can no longer only be heard live in concert, but can finally also be heard on CD. And that's really exciting: Because every composer has incorporated his/her culture, individual background and personality into his/her work. Consistently fascinating music without restrictive conventions - from minimal music, rock/pop to contemporary effects and Persian sounds.
01 Four Chords: I.Arp 02 Four Chords: II. Blur 03 Four Chords: III. sync 04 Sophia's Flight 05 Kijiji 06 Quartet 7 07 Simone 08 Hypnosis 09 wine music 10 Le Miroir Magique 11 Braadicardia
“Classic” can be so refreshingly new! Lively, sparkling, full of joie de vivre, playfulness and experimentation, but also sensitive, thoughtful and with impressive authenticity. Edvard Grieg's orchestral work for strings From Holberg's Time - Suite in the Old Style is so artistically spread and plucked in an unprecedented interpretation that one does not have the impression for a second that one is listening to old or well-known music. Everything sounds new and up-to-date and yet Grieg's idea of Holberg's time is within reach. The bonus track, Johannes Brahms' song, Die Meere, offers an equally unique listening experience, in which a guitar and cellos take equal part in the vocals to the basses of a ten-string guitar. The extremely original cast of the Mirror Strings (two guitars and two cellos) makes you sit up and take notice. Their skilful and transparent arrangements offer the four instrumental virtuosos space to conduct a dynamic, musical dialogue with each other. Finally, the listener is carried away by the energetic, musical play of these four young interpreters and seduces him on a short but exquisite journey of sound.
1. Grieg: From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: I. Prelude 2. Grieg: From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: II. Sarabande 3. Grieg: From Holberg's Time, op. 40: III. gavotte 4. Grieg: From Holberg's Time, op. 40: IV. Air 5. Grieg: From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: V. Rigaudon 6. Brahms: The Seas
With gripping acoustic guitar music, Ralf Illenberger and Peter Autschbach demonstrate on their new CD "No Boundaries" how intense and exciting a musical dialogue between two equal partners can be. Encouraged by the great success of their concerts, Autschbach and Illenberger wrote new duo pieces and recorded their first album together in spring 2012 in Sedona (Arizona). Seven dewy compositions and a fully improvised suite make up No Boundaries. The individual styles of Ralf and Peter merge into an extremely harmonious unit. They celebrate a complex and interlocking fingerstyle that is second to none and will make the acoustic guitar scene sit up and take notice. - A 5-star menu for gourmets of acoustic guitar music!
01 On the road 02 Hot worlds 03 Move on 04 Crystal Castle 05 Drama 06 Nov 07 No boundaries 08 Last afternoon 09 Desert waltz 10 Brain connections 11 Desert waltz reprise 12 second anthem 13 finals
Jazz meets classic meets metal! - Overflowingly creative, sparkling, passionate, virtuoso. - A cultural spectacle awaits you! The debut album by the SAFE artist collective (SAFE = Scarcella And Friends Extended) combines the best of the three musical worlds. Under the direction of Julian Scarcella (electric guitar and composition), over 50 internationally renowned artists can be heard on 12 contrasting pieces that go beyond the usual framework. There are numerous renowned star guests such as Britta Görtz from Hiraes, Abigail Stahlschmidt from the Metal Vivaldi Project, Francesco Lucidi from Rkomi and Guitar Hero Live, Jonas Schoen-Philbert, Markus Becker, Oliver Mascarenhas from the NDR Radio Philharmonic and various others.
01 opening 02 Moving - on the verge of madness 03 Bipolar 04 On the search 05 Greenfinch 06 violin solo no. 1 07 Rough seas 08 hope 09 Danza Apassionada 10 Unity 11 Dragonfly 12 A part of you
Outrageous! - Stefan Sell has completely reinvented the classics. We have certainly never heard the bestsellers by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven or Humperdinck like this! With hints of fingerstyle, with groove, folk and swing character or characterized by flamenco rhythms, but then again lyrically sensitive. Sounds that beguile, fascinate and carry you away. Despite all these amazing, breathtaking liberties, Sell has the greatest musical respect for the originals. Sell succeeds in daring to redesign the works in a personal but also mysteriously authentic way, thus reactivating what fascinates us. - This CD is a listening experience.
01 air 02 evening blessing 03 Ô malheureuse Iphigénie! 04 Serenade 05 Rondo alla turca 06 Ombra adorata aspetta 07 Bourree 08 joy, beautiful divine spark 09 Jesus remains my joy 10 Hail Mary 11 Une étoile pour tous les ortolans 12 Good evening, good night
Markus Minarik – you have to remember the name! Because this thoroughbred musician is not only a virtuoso pianist, band leader and singer in one person, he also has one of the most unusual voices in jazz: rough, smoky, bluesy like hardly any other jazz singer, he transports his songs with a timbre that is sometimes reminiscent of Tom Waits or Dr. John is reminiscent and yet very different. The exceptional singer with the distinctive voice lets his earthy vocalises dance with elegance over the tightly woven network of piano, acoustic bass and drums and directly arouses the listener's emotions. And just when you think you've understood what he has to say, the next song surprises you with a new facet of his depth of expression. For example, absolutely coherent jazz versions of well-known songs by Pink Floyd (Wish you were here), Jethro Tull (Locomotive Breath) or Bob Dylan (Don't Think Twice It's Alright) or Minarik's remarkable own compositions. At the latest when you hear how the perfectly coordinated trio interprets titles from the "Great American Songbook", it becomes clear: This is music for special late-night moments. Songs like "The Old Country" or "Body & Soul" are performed in such an atmospheric way that you can effortlessly shed the restlessness of the day and slide into a relaxed state, in order to follow the artful interaction of the three musicians with sharpened senses. Music at it's best!
01 Newborn day 02 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 03 Hey, hey, hey 04 The old country 05 wild heart 06 Wish you were here 07 Duck in the trees 08 Solsbury hill 09 You and the moon and the deep blue sea 10 Locomotive breath 11 Body and soul
The acoustic guitar is back in fashion in rock and pop music. In the second part we continue our successful LookAndLearn concept and show how well-known songs are played on the guitar - right from the start! This course is suitable for all guitarists who are interested in the current game in the rock and pop area. Even with a little prior knowledge, you can really play here - and it's fun! In addition to valuable lessons on modern rhythmic accompaniment and chord theory, you will learn how to play the melody. There are also useful tips for playing with two guitars! All chapters are also explained in the booklet - so you can continue with the exercises without the DVD.
With the brilliantly recorded album minim, Tilman Hübner presents himself as a cross-style master of the composition of repetitive music. At the same time, the guitar quartet 2020 with Ramona Beyer, Luisa Marie Darvish Ghane, Johann Jacob Nissen and Tilman Hübner presents itself as an excellent ensemble on the guitar and artistically. Through repetition and slowly progressing development, Hübner's music achieves great emotional intensity. The different characters of the pieces make minim a highly varied pleasure for listeners from classical to world music, jazz, rock and pop.
Some of Tilman Hübner's collected guitar quartets can be explicitly assigned to "minimal music", instrumental canons and influences from different musical cultures make it clear that the idea of repetitive music has actually been widespread all over the world for a long time and Hübner likes to use it in his unmistakable style and is even further developed.
With great stylistic openness, the monthly pieces are subjective impressions from the respective month of composition. Compositional elements and expressive possibilities of the so-called serious, occidental music from 1600 to the present day and idioms from jazz, folk, world and pop music form a varied, yet cohesive whole. From intimate tranquility to virtuosic extroversion, the monthly pieces can be exciting companions throughout the year.
01 January 02 February 03 March 04 April 05 May 06 June 07 July 08 Aug 09 Sept October 10th November 11th 12th of December
Trio Rosenrot, the second. With the new CD release "Es Fell Ein Reif", the trio Rosenrot continues the concept of bringing German folk songs into the here and now. The unusual interweaving of influences from world music, classical music and jazz creates disturbingly beautiful arrangements and expressive atmospheres that captivate the listener. You've never heard German folk tunes like this before. Touching music.
01 There sat a small wild bird 02 Once upon a time there were five wild swans 03 A frost fell in the spring night (blue flowers) 04 little sister, when are we going home? 05 Shlof main fegele 06 I don't know what it's supposed to mean (Lorelei) 07 Little bird flies to the nest
Styles come and go, but good music weaves its timeless magic no matter what's in fashion. Ulli Bögershausen is a guitar magician who has mastered a very special art: he can make time stand still. And while the moment lingers, he paints pictures on the souls of his listeners - unobtrusive but unforgettable; glowing vignettes of the serenity of a late summer day, in which gentle melancholy mixes wonderfully with southern joie de vivre. After 25 years of performing and recording, the well-travelled guitarist has stacks of raving concert reviews from newspapers and magazines between Los Angeles, Seoul and Beijing. He has captivated audiences on small and large stages and in the concert halls of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. His playing has been described as "breathtaking in its tightly woven harmonies and impeccable timing", his concerts struck observers as "fairytale-like", his albums like paragons of "sensitive string magic" in "21st century guitar music". Millions of clicks on YouTube have made Ulli Bögershausen popular around the world. His compositions and arrangements are played by many guitarists all over the world. "It Could Have Been" is well on its way to becoming a timeless classic.
01 The moon has risen 02 It is evening again 03 Au clair de la lune 04 Do you know how many little stars there are? 05 Bayushki Baju 06 Puppy's Lullaby 07 The little flowers, they are sleeping 08 Good moon, you go so quiet 09 Toutouig 10 Good evening, good night 11 Sleep, sleep, dear sweet boy 12 The Cradle Song 13 Sleep, my little prince, go to sleep 14 Sleep Well Little Darling 15 Lullaby in G
In Hölderlin's texts there is a lot of talk about "singing" and terms such as "ode" or "hymn" refer to texts that are supposed to be sung. Many of Hölderlin's texts have been set to music (some, like "Half of Life", multiple times) or have given rise to music. The concept of my settings is an attempt to set Hölderlin's texts to music in a singer-songwriter form to the guitar using simple accompaniment schemes. The selection of the texts does not follow any theoretical considerations. Rather, they are texts that have, so to speak, spoken to me over the years and asked to be set to music. However, Hölderlin's work is characterized by texts that are often based on a long creative process that is repeated again and again. When making my selection, I used the Frankfurt Hölderlin edition, which not only reproduces the historical spelling, but also makes the poet's creative process visible in a special way. Hölderlin was very musical, playing piano and flute and singing to his own piano accompaniment. However, it is not known that he actually sang his own texts (“songs”). Whether he sang to the strings (like the first-person narrator of Hyperion) is disputed; the only evidence for this can be found in his first biographer, Wilhelm Waiblinger. On the other hand, singing to the mandolin was a common practice in bourgeois circles around the turn of the century 1800. Setting beautiful texts to music has been a meditative exercise for me for many years. The settings presented here were mostly created in the years 2000-2007 and have been fundamentally edited since 2017, not least in view of the upcoming anniversary year 2020. Going public with such a project, of course, needed encouragement. I would like to thank Johann Jacob Nissen in particular for his constant encouragement in this second phase, without whom this project would not have taken shape. I would like to thank Patrick Dadaczynski for his kind patience during the recordings, Leoni Marie Hübner for persistently asserting her competence in graphic design.
1. The ambition. 1788. 2. To the Fates. 3. Diotima. 4. Empedocles. 5. To the wise advisers. 6. Gods once walked... 7. To Diotima. 8. Leisure. 9. CV. 10. Tears. 11. Hyperion's Destiny Song 12th half of life