About the album
Music spontaneously composed originates from the presence of the spirit. This is music extempore. To achieve this, I have embraced the music of Erik Satie. Through closely-tied and personalized improvization, I gained insights and found open windows and doors. I looked into Satie’s music applying the rules it follows. Every day, I interpreted its horoscope, so to speak. What other development potential would have been “in it” for its idea? He himself led the path. With his “Wrong Dances,” he wrote the same piece three times: In his understanding, apparently, there is no one phrasing of a thought that remains valid through the times. Neither in my understanding, by the way.
11Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses Crépuscule matinal (de midi)
13Pièces froides Danses de travers
15Véritables Prélude Flasques (pour un chien) Sévère réprimande
16Véritables Prélude Flasques (pour un chien) Seul à la maison
17Danses de travers, no. 2
18Descriptions automatiques Sur une lanterne
110Danses de travers, no. 3
112Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses No. 2, Danse cuirassée (Période greque)
We are proud to announce that the outstanding recording of Winterreise by Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees was nominated for the 56th Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo! You can watch the trailer by clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7BLF0uKJ4 Winterreise Prégardien and Gees have performed Winterreise numerous times together and Prégardien has released Winterreise before with Andreas Staier on fortepiano in 1996. The release won multiple awards. Nonetheless, this new release of Winterreise adds in many ways to this former release. Prégardien’s ...