Klaus König

Biography

Country: Germany  
German composer Klaus König stepped into the fascinating world of music at an early age. He was born in 1959. By the age of eight, he was learning to play both the trombone and the piano. In 1975, he began to study classical trombone and composition. In 1987, König formed a group called the Pinguin Liquid. Within a couple of years he went on to create the Klaus König Orchestra. He recorded his debut album, Times of Devastation/Poco a Poco, under Read more the ENJA Records label around 1989. It featured a 16-piece group who consisted of talented members such as sax players Frank Gratkowski, Matthias Schubert, and Marty Ehrlich; Michel Godard on tuba; Renato Cordovani, Tim Wells, and Michel Pilz on bass; drummers John Betsch and Frank Köllges; pianist Simon Nabatov; trumpeters Kenny Wheeler, Ray Anderson, Bruce Collings, Teiner Winterschladen; and Klaus König himself. Throughout the '90s, König performed at festivals and recorded a number of albums for ENJA Records. In 1990 he composed At the End of the Universe. It was released the next year. His next album, The Song of Songs, was a mixture of jazz and gospel that utilized the voices of the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir. Time Fragments came out in 1994, followed by Reviews, which covered an even broader range than his other works. Perhaps coming almost full circle was the reason for his next album, H.E.A.R.T. Project, which turns back toward his beginning. H.E.A.R.T. is the abbreviation for high explosive, art resistant textures. Read less

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Biography

Country: Germany  
German composer Klaus König stepped into the fascinating world of music at an early age. He was born in 1959. By the age of eight, he was learning to play both the trombone and the piano. In 1975, he began to study classical trombone and composition. In 1987, König formed a group called the Pinguin Liquid. Within a couple of years he went on to create the Klaus König Orchestra. He recorded his debut album, Times of Devastation/Poco a Poco, under Read more
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Tannhäuser: Overture
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 1: Venusberg Bacchanal... Naht euch dem
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 2: Geliebter, sag, wo weilt dein Sinn
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 2: Dir tone Lob!
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 2: Geliebter, komm! sieh dort die Grotte
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 2: Stets soll nur dir, nur dir mein Lied ertone
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 3: Frau Holda kam aus dem Berg hervor
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 4: Wer ist der dort im brunstigen Gebet
Tannhäuser, Act 1, Scene 4: Als du in kuhem Sange uns bestrittest
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 1: Dich, teure Halle
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 2: Dort ist sie
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 2: Und als ihr nun von unes gegangen
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 3: Dich treff 'ich hier in dieser Halle
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Freudig begrussen wir die edle Hall
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Gar viel und schon ward hier in dies
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Blick'ich umher in diesem edlen Krei
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Den Bronnen, den uns Wolfram nannte
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Heraus zum Kampfe mit uns allen!
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Was hor ich?
Tannhäuser, Act 2, Scene 4: Ein furchtbares Verbrechen ward bega
Tannhäuser, Act 3: Introduction
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 1: Wohl wusst'ich hier sie im Gebet zu
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 1: Er kehret nicht zuruck!
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 2: Wie Todesahnung Damm rung deckt die L
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 3: Ich horte Harfenschlag
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 3: Hor an, Wolfram, hor an
Tannhäuser, Act 3, Scene 3: Als ich erwacht, auf odem Platze lag
Part I: Vor Edens Tor im Morgenprangen (Alto)
Part I: Wie glucklich sie wandeln, die sel'gen Geister (Peri)
Part I: Der hehre Engel, der die Pforte (Tenor, Engel)
Part I: Wo find' ich sie? Wo bluht, wo liegt (Peri)
Part I: Sa sann sie nach und schwang die Flugel (Tenor, Soprano, Alto, Baritone)
Part I: Doch seine Strome sind jetzt rot von (Chorus)
Part I: Und einsam steht ein Jungling noch (Tenor, Chorus, Gazna, Jungling)
Part I: Weh, weh, er fehlte das Ziel (Chorus)
Part I: Die Peri sah das Mal der Wunde (Tenor, Peri, Chorus)
Part II: Die Peri tritt mit schuchterner Gebarde (Tenor, Engel, Chorus)
Part II: Ihr erstes Himmelschoffen schwand (Tenor, Chorus, Peri)
Part II: Fort streift von hier das Kind der Lufte (Tenor, Peri)
Part II: Die Peri weint, von ihrer Trane scheint (Tenor, Soprano, Alto, Bass)
Part II: Im Waldesgrun am stillen See (Alto, Jungling)
Part II: Verlassener Jungling, nur das Eine (Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Jungling)
Part II: O lass mich von der Luft durchdringen (Jungfrau, Tenor)
Part II: Schlaf nun und ruhe in Traumen voll Duft (Peri, Chorus)
Part III: Schmucket die Stufen zu Allahs Thron (Chorus)
Part III: Dem Sang von Ferne lauschend, schwingt (Tenor, Engel)
Part III: Verstossen! Verschlossen (Peri)
Part III: Jetzt sank des Abends gold'ner Schein (Bass)
Part III: Und wie sie niederwarts sich schwingt (Tenor, Chorus, Baritone)
Part III: Hinab zu jenem Sonnentempel! (Peri, Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Mann)
Part III: O heil'ge Tranen inniger Reue (Chorus, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Part III: Es fallt ein Tropfen aufs Land (Peri, Tenor, Chorus)
Part III: Freud', ew'ge Freude, mein Werk ist getan (Peri, Chorus)
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 2. Molto vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4. Presto - Allegro assai


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