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Sound of a Poem / Kretzinger

Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99122  
Number of Discs: 1 
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After attracting attention with her clear soprano voice in the classical and opera genre, German singer Esther Kretzinger discovers new paths with her second album Sound of Poem. Together with a small jazz ensemble of international reputation, she sheds a new light on a special selection of Romantic and Impressionistic songs by Claude Debussy, Joseph Marx and Othmar Schoeck. With the Swiss violinist Georges-Emmanuel Schneider, New York's vibraphone player Tim Collins, renowned bassist Wayne Darling and Austrian drummer Gerald Endstrasser, Esther Kretzinger works out the essence of these songs in the language of jazz, showing that the difference between Impressionist music and jazz often lies more in externals such as sound color, Read more articulation and instrumentation rather than in its artistic core. Esther Kretzinger, who was awarded the Lilli Lehmann-Medal of the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum and has won several prizes in national an dinternational singing competitions, can today look back on a distinguished music career. She concentrates in particular on the music literature of the 19th and 20th century, and on contemporary music. Slovenian composer Peter Kopa? dedicated his work Waldseligkeit for soprano, violin and piano. Read less

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