There is a transparency in the creative encounter between guitarist Norbert Scholly and pianist Rainer Böhm that shines through Juvenile, their Pirouet Records debut. Sophisticated and exciting, the music flows with a clarity, and natural spontaneity. Scholly and Böhm play jazz that scintillates with alluring melodies, brilliant harmonies, and a rhythmic concept that is in-the-pocket and in between the cracks - compositions that have the feel of the finest chamber music.
Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, a collection of love songs grew up. Under the title of the “Most beautiful of songs”, they found a home in the Old Testament-it was Martin Luther who first gave them the name of “Song of songs”-and since that time they have inspired and fascinated a vast number of theologians, mystics, philosophers, poets, painters, and, last but not least, composers. Particularly during the Baroque period, these poetic, sensual, vividly descriptive texts were set over and over again to music, and they inspired librettists to expand on the original texts.
Questa edizione riunisce in un unico volume tutti i principali scritti di Rainer Maria Rilke sull'arte e sulla letteratura, permettendo così al lettore italiano di inoltrarsi nella complessità e nella ricchezza dell'estetica di uno dei più grandi poeti della fin de siècle. In ogni quadro, in ogni poesia, in ogni racconto e in ogni scultura Rilke cerca sempre di ritrovare se stesso, di vedere espressa con strumenti e modalità differenti la medesima "svolta" (Wendung) che vive nel suo animo, la sensibilità e la visione dell'esistenza e dell'arte che sono impresse nella sua interiorità. …
The first thing one notices about this disc is the attractive sound, rounded yet detailed; the second is that the playing of the orchestra is stylish; last but not least, the soloist's first entry tells us that he, too, is a fine player. Rainer Kussmaul's name was unknown to me, but a note on the jewel-case says that he is about to become leader of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He produces a lovely sound on what sounds like an excellent instrument, and phrases gracefully: altogether this is most enjoyable Haydn playing.
Rainer Bloss (1946-2015) was a German electronic musician. He collaborated with electronic composer Klaus Schulze in the 1980s to produce several albums, including Audentity (1981), Aphrica (1984), and Drive Inn (1984).