Eric Schaefer - Who is afraid of Richard W.? (2013)

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Eric Schaefer - Who is afraid of Richard W.? (2013)

Eric Schaefer - Who is afraid of Richard W.? (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:59 min | 103 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Of the members of the German jazz trio [em], Eric Schaefer is the most eclectic in his musical tastes and influences, but still the choice of material for his first solo record may come as a surprise, as he takes on without doubt the most controversial and monumental of all opera composers - Richard Wagner. When Schaefer says 'It all added up to an appealing mix for me' it is a huge understatement. Seldom did classical music sound so fresh. Never has anyone mastered the monumentality and the most subtle emotions in Wagner's work so fascinatingly and casually thanks to the persuasive concept that breathes new vivacity into the old master with infusions of progrock and new wave, ambient and dub.


01 Prelude to a Prelude
02 Walküre
03 Waldweben
04 Lohengrin I
05 Siegfried Idyll
06 Isoldes Verklärung
07 Nietzsche in Disguise
08 Tannhäuser
09 Amazingly Slow
10 Dante Sonata
11 Love and Death
12 Tristan
13 Lohengrin II


Eric Schaefer: drums & electronics;
Tom Arthurs: trumpet & flugelhorn;
Volker Meitz: organ, Fender Rhodes & keyboards;
John Eckhardt: bass.