“It’s good to have a disc devoted to Klein’s music in the superb performances and lifelike sonics we’ve come to expect from Ensemble Villa Musica and MDG.“ (American Record Guide)
Because of an accident at a military drill the recruit Bengt loses his eyesight and becomes blind. He gets to live with relatives in the countryside and meets the young Ingrid. She falls in love with him but Bengt's bitterness also makes him blind to her attentions.
Eminently charming and playful appear Kroke's new compositions, recorded with the original Trio setup. Back to the roots? Certainly, in a way. The waiver of the drums means a reinforcement of viola, accordion and bass. Coming to the fore (again), equally entitled and responsible for both melody and rhythm. OUT OF SIGHT points out familiar and surprisingly new facets of Kroke's musical universe, from Kukurba's oriental-influenced vocal improvisations ("Mecalakuku") to the frisky "Life As It Is" and the frivolous allure of "A Luftmentsch". Kroke's creative power, joining their tradions and their very own view on "Life as it is", is still going strong - and exploring.
"Bach's unfinished Art of Fugue, published for still-debated reasons in open score, has been performed and recorded in dozens of different instrumental versions. But this one, by the veteran Akademie für alte Musik, founded in the former East Berlin, is unique; few others have differentiated the fugues by instrumental forces deployed, and perhaps in none has the overall effect been quite so kaleidoscopic as this one. (…) The sound engineering, a product of Berlin's Teldex Studio, is a major strong point." ~allmusic
Passiert Ihnen das auch manchmal? Sie singen Lieder im Radio mit, ohne den Text je bewusst gelernt zu haben? Dank dieses Ohrwurm-Effekts funktioniert auch das Sprachenlernen mit den Earworms wie von selbst. Die wichtigsten Vokabeln und Sätze werden abwechselnd auf Deutsch und Polnisch mehrmals wiederholt. Die Musik sorgt dafür, dass sich das Gelernte ganz nebenbei einprägt. …